Chasens Famous Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
1d 4h
Ready In

Recipe: #33790

November 19, 2019

"Eleanor Roosevelts loved this one.and wanted recipe but wouldnt give it to her"

Original is 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (441.9 g)
  • Calories 532.9
  • Total Fat - 35 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 83.6 mg
  • Sodium - 2927.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.3 g
  • Sugars - 13.4 g
  • Protein - 34.5 g
  • Calcium - 77.4 mg
  • Iron - 6.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 45.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse and sort dried pinto beans removing any debris.

Step 2

Place the beans in a 8 quart soup pot and cover with cold water by at least one inch.

Step 3

Cover with a lid and soak overnight.

Step 4

When ready to cook

Step 5

Heat on medium and bring to a boil. Lower heat to maintain a simmer and cook until the beans are tender, but not soft; about 45 minutes.

Step 6

Add water if needed during cooking to keep most beans covered.

Step 7

Add the canned diced tomatoes and cover the pot with a tight fitting lid, and reduce the heat to low.

Step 8

In a large skillet,

Step 9

Warm the vegetable oil over medium heat.

Step 10

Once shimmering, add the green peppers and sauté for five minutes.

Step 11

Add the onion and cook until tender, stirring often.

Step 12

Push the peppers and onions aside making a hole in the center of the pan. Add the minced garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.

Step 13

Pour the pepper mixture into the beans and add the parsley.

Step 14

Return the skillet to the heat and add the butter.

Step 15

Once melted add the beef and pork and cook 15 minutes

Step 16

Add chili powder

Step 17

Simmer 10 minutes ,dont burn

Step 18

Add rest of spices

Step 19

Pour into beans and cook covered 1 hour

Step 20


Step 21

Simmer ,cook 1/2 hour stirring so doesn't burn


No special items needed.

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