Three Bean Chili

This is a well seasoned, deep chili. It can cook for a shorter time or you can let it go for longer. Its simple, yet rich. Its hearty. It will fill you right up, but might leave you wanting more, because it tastes so good. Its perfect with your favorite cornbread. Um, but then what isnt? Cornbread is one of those foods that I could eat forever. I like it cold the next day, standing in front of the fridge with the door open, starving, needing a snack. It is the perfect solution to that problem. Its great heated up in the toaster with a fried egg for breakfast. Or, with the leftover chili. Thats always a good idea.


Ground beef 1/2 Pound
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs) , chopped finely
Serrano pepper 1 , diced ((ribs and seeds removed))
Garlic clove 3 , diced
Tomatoes 2 , chopped
Cooked black beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooked kidney beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooked cranberry beans 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Ginger 1/4 Teaspoon
Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
Sweet paprika 1 Teaspoon
Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
Balsamic vinegar 2 Tablespoon
Vegetable stock 3 Cup (48 tbs) ((beef or chicken would work))
Honey 1 Tablespoon
Butter 1 Teaspoon



1.Heat soup pot and add beef. Break up and cook for a few minutes.

2. Add onion and serrano pepper, and cook for 5 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

3.Add garlic, tomato paste, balsamic vinegar, and tomato. Cook for 2 minutes.

4.Add beans, seasonings, stock, and honey. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in butter.

5.Taste and adjust seasonings if needed.


6.Serve with your favorite cornbread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 80 Minutes
Ready In: 80 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 248Calories from Fat 102

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 11 g16.9%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 853 mg35.54%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 8 g32%

Sugars 5 g

Protein 12 g24%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet