Beef & Bean Chili

Beef & Bean Chili

There is nothing finer than a warming pot of beef & bean chili on a cool winter’s night.

We have had a change in weather, and sunny California turned to much needed rainy California! However, much we need the rain, I personally hate it as it reminds me of many a miserable wet day in England 😦

It makes me want to eat comfort food, while snuggling under a blanket and watching movies with a HUGE cup of tea! Hence the creation of this beef & bean chili!

This became a monster pot of beef & bean chili-much bigger than I anticipated-which meant leftovers and enough to freeze for a whole other meal.

This beef & bean chili does require quite a few ingredients and lots of can opening-but it is very quick and easy to make and the results are a tasty, warming winter dish!

Beef & Bean Chili

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1 large onion, diced

8 cloves garlic, diced

2 1/2 lbs ground beef

1 can corn

1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed

10 mushrooms, diced

4 large carrots, diced

2 x 10oz cans tomato puree

2 x 14oz cans diced tomatoes

2 x 6oz cans tomato paste

4 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp ground black pepper

3 tbsp chili powder

1 tbsp paprika

1 tbsp smoked paprika

1 tbsp celery salt

2 tbsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

3 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1 tbsp coriander

1 tbsp cumin

3 beef stock cubes

1 C water

2tsp baking soda (to reduce the potential gas creation from the beans!)

For serving:



grated cheese


In a large pan, add the onion, garlic and ground beef and cook on a medium heat until the ground beef begins to brown.

Beef & Bean Chili

Add the corn, pinto beans, black beans, kidney beans and carrots and stir

Beef & Bean Chili

Add the tomato puree, tomato paste and diced tomatoes, all the seasonings and stir

Beef & Bean Chili

Add the mushrooms and the baking soda.

Place the lid on the pan and cook at a simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Beef & Bean Chili

Serve with cornbread or rice.

Beef & Bean Chili

One thought on “Beef & Bean Chili

  1. Sandra Henslee says:

    I would love this for dinner tonight!

    So glad you stopped by!
    Thanks for sharing on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from
    Scrumptilicious 4 You! I am Pinning this


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