Three Bean Chili
Welcome to Kitsune’s Kitchen, where this food snob prepares awesome foods like pizza, Sloppy Joes, chimichurri chicken and more! Today, I will be sharing a simple, but incredibly delicious recipe: Three Bean Chili!
I love this recipe and I make it almost every week. It is very simple and very fast and, surprisingly, very filling. I found it off of the bodybuilding site I frequent. Also, I will sometimes comment next to the ingredients because there are things I don’t have or don’t like or don’t have the money to buy. I love this recipe and I hope you do too!
Three Bean Chili
- 2 lbs. extra lean ground turkey (I use one pound because it is cheaper. If you were so inclined, you could omit this entirely and lose nothing.)
- ½ cup chopped onions (I use a whole onion.)
- 1 or 2 bell peppers (I love bell peppers)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 2 – 4 oz. cans of diced green chilies (I use 4 cans of Rotel, with green chilies)
- 1 – 15 oz. can Organic Tri-Bean Blend (drained) (I use 3 cans of this, or 2 cans and a can of Garbanzo Beans)
- 1 – 15 oz. can Organic Black Beans (drained) (because I use 3 cans of tri-bean blend, I omit this)
- 2 – 14.5 oz. cans Organic Diced Tomatoes (do not drain) (Rotel takes care of this one nicely)
- 1 tbsp. Xylitol Brown Sugar Blend (I have never used this, and considering the warning that goes with it, I don’t think I ever will. I use Organic Sugar instead).
- 1 tbsp. chili powder (warning: if you use freshly ground herbs, use only 1/2 or 1/4 tbsp. or you will have a hot, hot chili!)
- 2 tbsp. white vinegar
- 3 tbsp. regular yellow mustard (the only mustard I have is Grey Poupon)
- 2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tbsp. dried or fresh cilantro (fresh anything is better in my opinion)
- 2 tsp. adobo sauce (optional) (never used this before.)
- 2-4 diced jalapenos (optional for a spicier chili)
- 1/2 cup banana peppers (optional)
In a large pot add onions, bell peppers and meat, sprinkled with garlic powder and cook until no longer pink (drain using a plate, if desired). I personally do not add the onions or bell peppers to the meat and instead add them later, raw. Next add the green chilies (or Rotel), beans, tomatoes (Rotel again), sugar and spices (except cilantro) and stir until combined. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer for about 10 minutes. Finally, add cilantro. Serve hot, with or without a slice of Rosemary Bread or bread of your choosing. You may sprinkle veggie shreds or a light cheese on top, although it is super delicious without it. This is also excellent as leftovers, even when it is cold, but cooked. I use the leftovers as burrito filling or on their own. Makes 10 servings.