Hearty Chili

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 20m
Ready In

"I found a recipe for Hearty Chili in a cookbook that contains recipes from Brand Name Companies. You know like,Del Monte,Birds Eye,and the like.Well,the recipe looked good,but I did a few modifications to it. And I felt it worked really well. To me this was very spicy,so if you want,use a 14.5 ounce can of regular diced tomatoes. Now since you have to cook the dry beans PLEASE plan ahead. Cover and soak the beans over night. This recipe make 4 cups of chili. If you like you cook for longer than 30 minutes to get a deeper flavor.Posted to " ZAZZ " on 2/21/15. " Keep Smiling :)"

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (373.2 g)
  • Calories 373.5
  • Total Fat - 19.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.9 mg
  • Sodium - 608.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.9 g
  • Sugars - 7.4 g
  • Protein - 33 g
  • Calcium - 84.8 mg
  • Iron - 6.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 21.6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix all Chili Seasoning ingredients and set aside.

Step 2

After draining and rinsing beans,add to a large Dutch oven cover bean with about 5 cups of water.

Step 3

Over high heat bring to a boil,reduce heat to medium low.

Step 4

Cover and cook beans for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until beans are tender,stirring occasionally.

Step 5

After beans are done,drain.

Step 6

While bean are draining, in the same pan cook beef and onions,until meat is browned and onion is soft(drain meat if needed).

Step 7

Add 1 1/2 Tablespoons of seasoning to browned beef,stir well and cook for 1 minute.

Step 8

Add beans,tomatoes,and beef broth to beef.

Step 9

Bring to a boil over medium high heat,reduce to medium low and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 10

Note: If desired serve with shredded Cheddar cheese

Tips & Variations

  • Dutch Oven


1 Reviews


This was good, but not spicy enough, and a little too thick for us. I wasn't sure what to do with the rest of the seasoning? Didn't realize the seasoning was for a batch, not just for this recipe. But as it turned out, I ended up dumping the whole batch in after tasting the chili and deciding it needed more spice. As for cooking the dry beans, I have gotten spoiled by using canned beans and don't see any reason to go to all that time and effort, but glad I tried it.


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(8 Apr 2016)