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Grandpa Ron's Awesome Three-Bean Chili

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars

"I've been making this recipe for the family for many years. It's a great winter time warm up and makes a meal in itself."
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1 h 45 m servings 379
Original recipe yields 16 servings


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  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef until browned and crumbly, 10 to 15 minutes; drain and discard grease. Mix beer, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pinto beans, red beans, kidney beans, 2 chopped onions, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, brown sugar, garlic, chili seasoning mix, cornstarch, and mustard into ground beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover pot, and simmer, stirring frequently, until flavors have blended, about 1 hour.
  2. Top each serving with about 1 tablespoon Cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons onion, and hot sauce; season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 379 calories; 17.1 31.2 22.4 61 1060 Full nutrition

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I was looking for a good chili bean recipe to make for the family. I came across Grandpa Ron's and I'm so happy I did!!! My family loved it. I am definitely pleased with the outcome. Thank you.

My husband liked this more than I did; I'm not real fond of sweet chili. I think 1/2 tablespoon would have been plenty of sugar. My daughter loves chili, and she only ate a few bites of this. We...