Brown Bean Chowder

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This bean chowder is similar to chili. It's one of the most popular dishes at Tulsa Public Schools. Those of us growing up in the 60's and 70's remember it fondly as a favorite treat. A real stick-to-your-ribs comfort food. Tradition dictates that it is served with cinnamon rolls. This was given to me by my grandmother who was a dietician/cook for over 40 years.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
3 quarts

Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups dried pinto beans

  • 3 quarts water

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ medium onion, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 ⅔ cups tomato puree

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

Directions

  1. Place the beans and water in a large pot. Bring to a boil, and cook until the beans are almost tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Season with 1 1/2 teaspoons of chili powder, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.

  2. While the beans are cooking, crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir until onion is tender and meat is browned. Drain off excess grease, and stir in the tomato puree, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon salt and bread crumbs. Stir into the pot with the beans, adding more water if needed to achieve your desired thickness. Taste and adjust seasonings if you like before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

253 Calories
6g Fat
35g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 253
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 1117mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 35%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 27%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 681mg 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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