Chili With Beans Recipe

Most chili recipes have beans in them: Beans are delicious, and they’re also starchy, so they help to thicken the chili as it cooks. Almost any kind of beans will work in chili, whether they’re dried or canned, but the most common are black beans and kidney beans. Try this recipe to make a tasty, bean-y chili!


  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 5 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped red onions
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 29-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 29-oz can tomato sauce
  • 15-oz can drained black beans
  • 32-oz can drained kidney beans
  • 3 chopped serrano peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups sweet peppers


  • Put a big pot on the stove and turn the burner to medium. Add the olive oil and garlic to the pot and cook it for about 2 minutes, then add the onions and stir them until they caramelize. This should take about 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and stir it around until it’s cooked through.
  • Add the kidney beans, black beans, serrano peppers, sweet peppers, chili powder, and cumin to your mixture and combine the ingredients. Once they’re mixed well, add the can of diced tomatoes, the tomato sauce, the chicken broth, and the salt, pepper, and sugar. Bring it to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Let your chili simmer for 25-35 minutes.
Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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