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3-Bean Chili con Carne ~ The Complete Savorist

3-Bean Chili con Carne

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle


  • 1.5 lbs ground beef; lean
  • 1-15 oz . can kidney beans (undrained)
  • 1-15 oz . can pinto beans (undrained)
  • 1-15 oz . can white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1-15 oz . can crushed tomatoes
  • 1-15 oz . can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small onion; diced
  • 2 large bell peppers; diced
  • 4 cloves garlic; minced/grated
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp . chili powder
  • Salt/pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, dutch oven, or similar, brown the ground beef, about 7 minutes
  2. Drain off the rendered fat and set the beef aside.
  3. In the same pot, sauté the onions, garlic, and bell peppers for 5 minutes.
  4. Return the ground beef to the pot and mix well.
  5. Add the spices. Mix well and wait for them to bloom or become fragrant.
  6. Add the canned crushed and diced tomatoes, mix well.
  7. Add the undrained kidney and pinto beans and gently fold them into the beef and veggies.
  8. Add the white beans, folding them in gently as well.
  9. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes or until the beans and warmed through and the flavors have melded.
  10. Serve and enjoy