Recipe by Bean Education and Awareness Network (B.E.A.N.)
"Best Bean Chili tweaks the traditional recipe, coupling red kidney and pinto beans with ground beef and all the chili seasonings. It can be prepared on the stove or a slow cooker. Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another."
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lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups
chopped green bell pepper
1 (15 ounce) can
kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15 ounce) can
pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 (14.5 ounce) cans
diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
unsweetened cocoa powder
Wonderful recipe.. Very easy.....
I thought this chili was good but nothing out of the ordinary, but my husband really liked it so I'll definitely make it again, since it is really easy. I think I'll leave out or reduce the sugar, though. Also, I simmered the chili for over an hour; it seemed to need that long to bring the juices out of the vegetables and tomatoes. Next time I might try using the beans undrained so there'll be more liquid.
This is the best chili I have ever had. The only change I made was to use half ground beef and half finely diced stew beef in the recipe. The cocoa and brown sugar gave it a very daring flavor, which everyone loved. I served it with Rhonda's Spoonbread recipe, also found on this site. Thanks so much for a winner of a meal, allrecipes!!
This was great! I made it in the slow cooker as suggested at the bottom of the recipe.
I think I will season the beef while browning it next time. I'll probably use garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin.
This is a keeper!
Good recipe. Very hardy. Reminds me a lot of a hardy Wendy's chili. My husband thinks it is more like Waffle House's chili. Anyway, it is a good dish. Makes plenty.
This chili has a great flavor! It was really EASY to make!! I let it cook in the Crock-Pot for about 5 hours on a Friday night. Then, we ate it periodically throughout the weekend, until it was gone! It is a good, basic recipe for chili that you can get creative with after you try it, once. Like a cook below suggested, I substituted one can of Rotel for one can of the tomatoes. I served it with cheddar/green chili corn bread. My boyfriend Loved it! I will definately make it again.
We loved this chili! I was a little hesitant about using cocoa, but I thought it added a nice depth without any weird flavor, which I was afraid of. This was just a great simple, rich chili. Definitely a keeper! Of course I tweaked it a bit...added a few banana pepper rings, used ro-tel with peppers instead of regular diced tomatoes, some minced garlic, and white sugar instead of brown. Yummy!
My kids and I loved this recipe, although when I told them it had cocoa powder
in it, they thought that was gross. They must have really liked it because they
only left me one serving out of the entire batch!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Bean Chili
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 158
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