Purple Bean Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Purple Bean Chili recipe? Learn how to make Purple Bean Chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by cckeepsakes

Makes 12 servings



Makes approximately 12 1 cup servings. Freezes well, I eat two the first night and freeze the rest in single servings for lunches. When reheating adding some water or tomato/vegetable juice helps. I call it purple bean because I use dried beans and while they soak overnight the black beans turn the white ones purple! Spices are estimated amounts and should be done to taste. I tend to make it fairly spicy.

Recipe Ingredients for Purple Bean Chili

2 cups black beans
2 cups great northern beans
2 cups red kidney beans
1 lb raw ground beef
2 cups water
34 oz vegetable juice
3 1/2 c diced canned tomatoes
1/2 c diced green onions
1/2 tbsp seasoning salt
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper

Recipe Directions for Purple Bean Chili

  1. Use pre-cooked or canned beans as the cooking time isn't long enough to soften dried beans (unless you like 'em crunchy!). I use dry beans and pre-cook to keep the sodium down.

  2. In a skillet brown the ground beef and discard most of the grease. Add 1/2 the spices and the green onions to the meat and mix thoroughly over a low heat.

  3. In a large pot (dutch oven) add the beans, water, diced tomatoes, meat mixture and 1/2-3/4 of the vegetable juice depending on pot size.

  4. Simmer covered 1/2 hour adding juice as needed.

  5. Taste and add spices as desired.

  6. Simmer covered at least another 1/2 hour, the longer the better.

  7. Calorie Count is for a 1 cup serving

  8. Additional serving suggestions: Add 1 oz cheese, crackers, crunched up taco shells, fresh tomato, onions...

Categories

Beans, Beef, Tomatoes, Main Dish, Boil, Simmer

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 296.1g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
215
Calories from Fat
27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.0g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.0g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
34mg
11%
Sodium
501mg
21%
Potassium
648mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
26.6g
9%
Dietary Fiber
9.1g
36%
Sugars
4.3g
Protein
20.6g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 56%
Calcium 8% Iron 24%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  • High in zinc
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