Chili with Beans, no tomatoes

Chili With Beans, No Tomatoes Recipe

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Jessica Hannan


I love chili, but have not been eating it because of the tomatoes. Not quite the same as a tomato chili, but very tasty in its own way!


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5 Min
8 Hr


  • 5 lb
    ground beef
  • 5 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp
    smoked black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse ground black pepper
  • 1 large
    purple onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    dark cocoa powder
  • 1 large
    head garlic, each cloved sent through a garlic press, or roughly chopped
  • 4
    chipolte bouillon cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    coarse sea salt
  • 1 lb
    small red beans

How to Make Chili with Beans, no tomatoes


  1. Chop the onion and chop or press the garlic.
    Preheat a large stock pot over medium heat, add the ground beef, onions and garlic. Sprinkle with seasonings and cocoa powder, and brown, stirring often, crumbling the meat as fine as you can get it.
  2. When the beef is done, add 1 gallon of water, the chipolte bouillon cubes, and red beans.
  3. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to where it barely bubbles.
    Let cook until the beans are tender, but not mush, 6-8 hours.

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About Chili with Beans, no tomatoes

Course/Dish: Beef, Beef Soups, Bean Soups, Chili
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtag: #Bean

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