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Three Bean Chili Recipe

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


Submitted by jeffttu

Makes 8 servings



http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/three_bean_chili.html This rib-sticking bean chili is richly flavored with cumin, chili, paprika, oregano and an assortment of peppers. Use whatever beans you have in your pantry. Make it a meal: Bake up a batch of Salsa Cornbread while the chili simmers.

Recipe Ingredients for Three Bean Chili

2 tablespoons cumin seeds
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 lb. beef roast, trimmed, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
3 onions, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
6 cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely chopped
8 sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil), snipped into small pieces
28 ounce plum tomatoes, with juices
1 tablespoon grated unsweetened chocolate
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups water
19 ounce kidney beans, rinsed
19 ounce white beans, such as Great Northern, rinsed
19 ounce black beans, rinsed
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, (optional)
2 tablespoons lime juice

Recipe Directions for Three Bean Chili

  1. Toast cumin seeds in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring, until aromatic, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a mortar and pestle or spice grinder; grind to a fine powder. Transfer to a small bowl; add chili powder, paprika, oregano and cayenne. Stir to combine; set aside.

  2. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons of the oil in a large heavy pot over high heat. Add beef, in batches if necessary, and sauté until browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside.

  3. Reduce heat to medium and add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the pan. Add onions and bell pepper. Cook, stirring, until the onions have softened and are golden brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Add garlic, jalapeños, sun-dried tomatoes, ancho chiles (if using), and the reserved spice mixture. Stir until aromatic, about 2 minutes. Add beer, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, scraping up any brown bits clinging to the bottom of the pan. Add tomatoes and their juices, chocolate, sugar, bay leaves and the browned beef. Add water and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the beef is very tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

  4. Add kidney beans, white beans and black beans and cook until the chili is thick, 30 to 45 minutes more. Remove the bay leaves. Stir in cilantro, if using, and lime juice; season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with garnishes.

Categories

Beans, Soup, American-Southwestern

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 614.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
896
Calories from Fat
85
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.4g
14%
Saturated Fat
2.5g
12%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
50mg
17%
Sodium
106mg
4%
Potassium
4060mg
116%
Total Carbohydrates
143.1g
48%
Dietary Fiber
35.9g
144%
Sugars
14.9g
Protein
66.6g
Vitamin A 66% Vitamin C 116%
Calcium 38% Iron 109%
* 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
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin C
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