Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

All You NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.51


  • 1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 10.75-oz. cans condensed tomato soup
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained


Warm oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and sauté until translucent, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Add ground beef and cook, breaking up meat with a spoon, until it is no longer pink, 8 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cocoa and pepper and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Reduce heat to low and stir in tomato soup and 2 Tbsp. water. Cover and simmer to blend flavors, 10 minutes. Stir in beans and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes longer. Spoon chili into bowls and serve.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 484
  • Fat: 21g
  • Saturated fat: 7g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 49g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Sodium: 319mg

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