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Three Bean Slow Burn Chili Recipe
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Three Bean Slow Burn Chili

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"I threw this together on a cold day when I was itching for some chili. The spice measurements are approximate. I start out with 1/8 cup and go from there. It cooks up fast and gets better when stored in the fridge and reheated. Top with shredded cheese and a dollop of sour cream, if desired. Enjoy!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine garlic, onion, habanero peppers, chili beans, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chiles, salsa, chili powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer.
  2. While soup is heating, cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until brown. Drain excess fat, then stir beef into soup pot. Simmer, covered, until flavors are well blended, about 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 27, 2006

This was great! I made it in the crockpot yesterday with ground turkey. It was VERY hot. I was able to eat it, but my boyfriend (who loves spicy food) was only able to eat a few bites. Two of the cans of tomatoes with green chilis I used were "extra hot" (with two "mild") which has made some of my other recipes really spicy, but I think the habaneros are the reason. I think I will use half the amount of habaneros next time.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 03, 2007

I really like the spiciness of this chili (I used all ingreds. but just two peppers), but the salt content is unbelievable! I was so surprised that not one other reviewer said anything about it. I can't eat much more than a couple of spoonfuls because it is unbelievably salty!!! I wish I hadn't put the taco seasoning in, or the salsa. If I ever make this again, I will definitely look for a healthy low salt salsa and find an alternative for the taco seasoning. I only used a half a pack. If you have hypertension, your sodium intake should only be 1500 mg a day. One serving of this chili without any chips or anything else will be all you can have. If you don't, then, one an a half bowls will be your daily allowance for sodium.

Dec 09, 2005

I only used two of the peppers and substituted medium for hot salsa and it was great. Spicy but not over the top. I won my chili cook-off at work with more than twice the votes of the second place chili. I highly recommend this recipe.

Sep 25, 2002

While this chili is NOT for the faint of heart, it is GREAT for those who want a quick, spicy, superb chili!

Aug 19, 2003

This is the best meat chili I have ever tasted. It had a winning combination of hearty, spicy and meaty. I also added some spicy Italian sausage(not on the recipe). If you're having a get-together where you need a large satisfying dish, this is the one!

Nov 09, 2005


Jun 17, 2007

Not only was it delicious but it was easy enough to make. Nice burn to it...

Nov 10, 2005

This chili was GREAT! The only change I made to the recipe was I used cans of Extra Hot Rotel tomatoea. Thanks


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 12 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 7.9 g
  • 32%
  • Protein
  • 20.5 g
  • 41%
  • Sodium
  • 1218 mg
  • 49%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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