An old family classic from my great aunt. Easy and surprisingly delicious! Easy on the budget too! This is also a great recipe to play around with and perfect to your liking. Serve with cornbread.

Renee

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
2 hrs 20 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
3 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pick over and rinse the dried beans, and place them in a large saucepan of water with a lid. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, turn off the heat, and let the beans sit for 1 hour. Drain and rinse the beans in a colander, return to the saucepan, cover with water, and simmer for 2 hours, until the beans are tender.

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  • Meanwhile, place the sausage, beef, onion, and green pepper in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir for about 10 minutes, until the3 sausage and beef are evenly brown.

  • Stir the meat mixture into the beans, and mix in the tomatoes with chiles, ketchup, and chili powder. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 20 minutes to thicken.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 19.9g 40% DV; carbohydrates 28.7g 9% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 44.6mg 15% DV; sodium 567mg 23% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2009
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2009
This dish was really very good. I did make some changes though. Didn't have diced tomatoes w/chile's, so used regular diced tomatoes. I used hot italian sausage so there was still a nice bite to this dish. I didn't have ketchup either so just omitted it. Used the leftovers for burritos and they were great! Read More
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13 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2009
This dish was really very good. I did make some changes though. Didn't have diced tomatoes w/chile's, so used regular diced tomatoes. I used hot italian sausage so there was still a nice bite to this dish. I didn't have ketchup either so just omitted it. Used the leftovers for burritos and they were great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2009
Very simple and tasty! As is said it's easy to make your own variations. I'll be using this to make and freeze for when my baby comes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/03/2012
This was pretty good stuff - a lot like a chili, but not quite. It makes a *lot* - it lasted me for five days. I made it exactly as written, using all the 85% beef I had, and a little 93% beef. I found that it took a lot longer to brown all the meat - maybe 20 minutes on medium heat. Also, the recipe didn't say whether to drain the meat afterwards, so I decided not to. As for the "chili powder to taste", I used up what I had on hand, maybe 1.5T. It was seasoned, but hardly "hot" to my taste. All in all, this was worth making, especially for a carnivore. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2010
This recipe was sooooo gooood!!!thank you Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/06/2016
I appreciate this recipe for the great no-soak cooking technique for the beans that it offers. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/15/2016
I made this just as the recipe called for. I hate ketchup but thought maybe with everything else in there I wouldn't be able to taste it. It was good but I could taste the ketchup. My husband loved it but then he likes ketchup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2020
Family loved it. I could not find tomatoes with chilies so I added extra spices. Yummy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2019
I used an Instant Pot and cooked dry beans in chicken stock till done. (45 min. on high pressure) I browned the meat ( I used H.B.) in a little oil adding a table spoon of chili powder and sauteed the veggies in my trusty cast iron skillet. I used a can of crushed tomatoes and a small can of green chilies. I added everything to the beans when they were done. I added two more tablespoons of chili powder. I used the simmer setting and let everything cook for an additional 10-15 min. You can also use the slow cook setting as well and let it sit for an hour or more before serving to really let the flavors combine. Read More