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Hearty Beef and Two-Bean Chili

"Ready to serve in under an hour, this tasty chili with black beans and red kidney beans in a flavorful spicy sauce makes a hearty meal on a chilly day."
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50 m servings 524 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Heat vegetable oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add ground beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook until ground beef is browned and vegetables are starting to become tender. If desired, drain off fat.
  2. Stir black beans, red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, chili powder, cumin, basil, oregano, salt, and black pepper into pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Serve with sour cream and cheese.
  3. [Cleaning tip: Once the stove top is cool, wipe up any oil splatters or spills with Clorox(R) Disinfecting Wipes*.]


  • *Use as directed. For surfaces that may come in contact with food, a potable water rinse is required.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 524 calories; 24.4 g fat; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 37.6 g protein; 101 mg cholesterol; 1285 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I added one more can of tomato Juice. (I drained all of the other ingredients, as it was suggested) This recipe is awesome!! Definitely going to be my "go to" recipe for chilli from now on.

I increased the amount of bell pepper and garlic and used all black beans. I did end up throwing everything in the crockpot and letting it cook on low all day. After simmering in the crockpot fo...

Very easy to put together. I didn't drain the tomatoes as I didn't see the purpose as it is usable juice :-). Yummy results and warm feeling coming home from work and smelling it in the crockpot...

This was really good and will become my new go-to chili recipe. It has a nice flavor and is hearty. I made a couple of small changes - I used just one can of diced tomatoes which I didn't drain,...

Just made this recipe and it was pronounced delicious by my husband and me. I left out the tomato juice/vegetable juice and it was still plenty juicy. I didn't really measure the spices and he...

This recipe was very easy and very delicious.

Definitely has now become my go to chili recipe great base. add more water (or beer) if u like yours soupy. Add more tomato juice if you like yours more thick/chunky. I like mine spicy so I add ...

We made a few adjustments. Instead of juice we added about 2cups of water, 1/2 cup of salsa and 1 jalapeño. We like our chili soupy and spicy :) it was yummy. Next time I think we'll substitute...

Very good! I added another can of black beans and some corn. Delicious!