Perfect Red Bean Chili

Perfect Red Bean Chili

The beautiful thing about this recipe is that it can be done in 30 minutes. Yes, the flavors intensify and it gets better and better the longer you let it simmer, it is still pretty close to perfect at the 30 minute mark.

Ingredients

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6 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

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Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165

6 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

3 large onion, chopped (about 4 1/2 cups)

Ingredient Image

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

3 large onion, chopped (about 4 1/2 cups)

15 cloves garlic, minced

Ingredient Image

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

15 cloves garlic, minced

3 cup canned beef broth

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Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle. Beef can be harvested from bulls, heifers or steers. Its acceptability as a food source varies in different parts of the world.

3 cup canned beef broth

1/3 cup chili powder

Ingredient Image

Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

1/3 cup chili powder

3 tablespoon ground cumin

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Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to Pakistan/India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.

3 tablespoon ground cumin

3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Ingredient Image

Cocoa solids are a mixture of many substances remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. When sold as an end product, it may also be called cocoa powder or cocoa. In contrast, the fatty component of chocolate is cocoa butter.

3 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

314 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

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The tomato is the edible, red fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America.

314 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

6 15 1/2-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

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The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean. It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Red kidney beans can be confused with other beans that are red, such as adzuki beans.

6 15 1/2-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

3 teaspoon kosher salt

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The pyramidal salt crystals are generally made by an evaporative process called the Alberger process. Kosher salt is usually manufactured with a grain size larger than table salt grains. The traditional use of kosher salt is for removing surface blood from meat by desiccation, as part of the koshering process for meat.

3 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoon cider vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar which works well)

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Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color.

3 tablespoon cider vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar which works well)

To taste: Tabasco, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo puree

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Tabasco sauce is a brand of hot sauce made exclusively from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco) vinegar and salt. It is produced by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana.

To taste: Tabasco, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo puree

4 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

Ingredient Image

Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165

4 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

2 large onion, chopped (about 3 cups)

Ingredient Image

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

2 large onion, chopped (about 3 cups)

10 cloves garlic, minced

Ingredient Image

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

10 cloves garlic, minced

2 cup canned beef broth

Ingredient Image

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle. Beef can be harvested from bulls, heifers or steers. Its acceptability as a food source varies in different parts of the world.

2 cup canned beef broth

1/3 cup chili powder

Ingredient Image

Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

1/3 cup chili powder

2 tablespoon ground cumin

Ingredient Image

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to Pakistan/India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.

2 tablespoon ground cumin

2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

Ingredient Image

Cocoa solids are a mixture of many substances remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. When sold as an end product, it may also be called cocoa powder or cocoa. In contrast, the fatty component of chocolate is cocoa butter.

2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

2 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

Ingredient Image

The tomato is the edible, red fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America.

2 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

4 15 1/2-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Ingredient Image

The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean. It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Red kidney beans can be confused with other beans that are red, such as adzuki beans.

4 15 1/2-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

2 teaspoon kosher salt

Ingredient Image

The pyramidal salt crystals are generally made by an evaporative process called the Alberger process. Kosher salt is usually manufactured with a grain size larger than table salt grains. The traditional use of kosher salt is for removing surface blood from meat by desiccation, as part of the koshering process for meat.

2 teaspoon kosher salt

2 tablespoon cider vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar which works well)

Ingredient Image

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color.

2 tablespoon cider vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar which works well)

To taste: Tabasco, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo puree

Ingredient Image

Tabasco sauce is a brand of hot sauce made exclusively from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco) vinegar and salt. It is produced by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana.

To taste: Tabasco, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo puree

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Ingredient Image

Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Place dinner sausage in hot skillet. Cook uncovered, turning occasionally, 17-19 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165

2 1/4 to 2 1/2 pounds lean ground beef or turkey

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Ingredient Image

The onion, also known as the bulb onion or common onion, is a vegetable and is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Allium.

1 large onion, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

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Ingredient Image

Allium sativum, commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion genus, Allium. Its close relatives include the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

5 cloves garlic, minced

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Ingredient Image

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle. Beef can be harvested from bulls, heifers or steers. Its acceptability as a food source varies in different parts of the world.

1 cup canned beef broth

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Ingredient Image

Chili powder is the dried, pulverized fruit of one or more varieties of chili pepper, sometimes with the addition of other spices. It is used as a spice to add pungency or piquancy and flavor to dishes.

1/3 cup chili powder

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Ingredient Image

Cumin is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native from the east Mediterranean to Pakistan/India. Its seeds are used in the cuisines of many different cultures, in both whole and ground form.

1 tablespoon ground cumin

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Ingredient Image

Cocoa solids are a mixture of many substances remaining after cocoa butter is extracted from cacao beans. When sold as an end product, it may also be called cocoa powder or cocoa. In contrast, the fatty component of chocolate is cocoa butter.

1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

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Ingredient Image

The tomato is the edible, red fruit of Solanum lycopersicum, commonly known as a tomato plant, which belongs to the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The species originated in Central and South America.

1 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes

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Ingredient Image

The kidney bean is a variety of the common bean. It is named for its visual resemblance in shape and color to a kidney. Red kidney beans can be confused with other beans that are red, such as adzuki beans.

2 15 1/2-ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained

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Ingredient Image

The pyramidal salt crystals are generally made by an evaporative process called the Alberger process. Kosher salt is usually manufactured with a grain size larger than table salt grains. The traditional use of kosher salt is for removing surface blood from meat by desiccation, as part of the koshering process for meat.

1 teaspoon kosher salt

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Ingredient Image

Apple cider vinegar, otherwise known as cider vinegar or ACV, is a type of vinegar made from cider or apple must and has a pale to medium amber color.

1 tablespoon cider vinegar (I use apple cider vinegar which works well)

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Ingredient Image

Tabasco sauce is a brand of hot sauce made exclusively from tabasco peppers (Capsicum frutescens var. tabasco) vinegar and salt. It is produced by the McIlhenny Company of Louisiana.

To taste: Tabasco, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne or 1 to 2 tablespoons chipotle en adobo puree

Directions

Serving Suggestion

  • I've also used a mix of half turkey and half lean beef which worked great. Frankly, with all the spices you can't really tell the different between the beef and the turkey.