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Darn Good Chili with Beans Recipe
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Darn Good Chili with Beans

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"This recipe, adapted to use the traditional flavors of Classico® Pasta Sauce, was originally submitted by Allrecipes home cook TUGORETZ."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 35 mins

    2 hrs


  1. In a large saucepan or stockpot, cook ground beef, onion and red pepper until beef is browned. Drain off excess fat.
  2. Stir in the chili powder, garlic, bay leaf, diced tomatoes, pasta sauce, salsa and taco sauce. Lower heat and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans just before serving and heat through.
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Apr 14, 2011

Darn Good Chili with Beans Haiku: "'With Beans' made me laugh. I added another can. But gosh, this WAS good." I don't know why I chuckled at the title, when, after I had everything tossed in the crockpot (low 8 hrs.) b4 leaving for work, I realized that the 1 wee can of beans seemed like an after-thought, so I added a 2nd can. I think that w/o the additional beans, the Classico sauce would've made this veer into spaghetti sauce territory. I never have commercial taco sauce around, so I actually found an outstanding recipe online (not AR, unfortunately) for a homemade taco sauce that probably nudged my rating even higher. Other than the extra beans, green bell instead of red, and the taco sauce, I followed the recipe's ingredients, but opted for the low crockpot over stovetop so that I could return home from work to the enticing aroma of gimme-gimme-chili, and this one didn't disappoint. It was mild enough for my 3-year old, and great w/ some green onion, grated cheddar, tortilla chips and a squirt of Sriracha.


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  • Calories
  • 368 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.1 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 17.3 g
  • 27%
  • Fiber
  • 7.2 g
  • 29%
  • Protein
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 897 mg
  • 36%

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

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