This and that: Three Bean Chili

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Three Bean Chili

Every time that I make chili, I think that I make it different.  This week I had received an article from  my healthcare insurance company and in it was a recipe for chili that sounded very good..  I decided to make.  The recipe called for no meat but as I love meat in my chili I thought I would make it with ground beef this time.  I usually use ground turkey as I feel that turkey is healthier then beef, but I wanted ground beef... After making it and eating it, I think it would be better without the meat.  Next time I make it, I will do it as the recipe suggests.. Maybe :)

Three Bean Chili

2 tbsp oil - I used EVOO
1 cup diced onions
1/2 cup diced celery
3/4 cup diced mushrooms
1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
2 cans diced tomatoes - 1 used only one as that is all I bought, but would be better with 2
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin powder
1 lb ground beef (cooked) I used ground sirloin - optional, don't add if you would like this to be vegetarian.

Cook ground beef and set aside.  In large saucepan heat oil on medium until hot, add onions, celery and mushrooms, saute until translucence. Add beans, tomatoes, spices and ground beef if using.  Bring mixture to boil and then reduce heat and simmer for 15- 20 minutes.
Garnish with cheese, sour cream.


I enjoyed this recipe.  My husband thought my other chili was better.  The only big difference with this recipe and with what I normally do is that I add a small can of tomato sauce and garlic.  I think garlic would be great in this recipe too.
Ϡ₡✻   Marlys


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  1. Garlic seems to make every dish just that much better! This chili recipe looks great. My husband is very picky about how he likes his chili, and I think this one would be a winner for him.

    1. I also think garlic makes everything better. Not sure why I didn't use it. I hope your husband likes this recipe, let me know if you make it.

  2. Hi Marlys,
    I also tend to change my chili recipe each time I make it! This looks good and I was planning on chili for the weekend, I think I'll give it a try :)

    1. Thanks Dawn, let me know what you think if you make it.

  3. I love chili! I am like you and I make it different every time. I love to let mine cook all day in the crock pot!

    1. Cynthia, the crock pot would work perfect for this recipe.

  4. I love a lot of beans in my chili, so this recipe would be perfect for me! Thanks for linking to Simple Supper Tuesday, Marlys. Have a great week!

  5. G'day Love garlic, true!
    Your chili looks warm; perfect on a day like today too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Food Friends Friday Chili Party


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