Two-Bean Chili

Try this hearty chili as a delicious way to incorporate beans into your meal.

Recipe and photo provided by Ricardocuisine.com

Servings: 8

Prep time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 55 min (Total 1 hour 15 mins)

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 Cubanel pepper (or 1 jalapeño), seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
  • 2 lbs (1 kg) lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 ml) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) ground cumin
  • 1 can (19 oz / 540 mL) white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (19 oz / 540 mL) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (28 oz / 796 ml) diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) ketchup
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large saucepan, brown the bell pepper, onion, and pepper in the oil. Add the meat, garlic, and spices and sauté for about 5 minutes. Season with pepper.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently. Adjust the seasoning. Serve with toasted whole grain bread.