KL's Chili beans

Kristi Luce


My husband would eat these every day if I let him, he loves beans.


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 (unless your my husband)
5 Min
3 Hr


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1 lb
dry pinto beans
1 lb
ground beef
1 can(s)
stewed tomatoes
jalapeno peppers
2 Tbsp
chili powder
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
oregano, dried
4 clove
1/2 pkg
chorizo, mexican sausage (optional)
2 Tbsp
masa harina to thicken (optional)

How to Make KL's Chili beans


  • 1In a lg heavy bottom pot, on medium heat, cook the chopped onion with the chorizo until chorizo is done, if using chorizo. Otherwise add onion to ground beef (step 5)
  • 2Add beans that have been soaked according to package directions, jalapenos, chili powder, cuimn, oregano and garlic.
  • 3Add enough water to make 6 quarts.
  • 4Simmer on Medium, covered for 2 hours. Check periodically to make sure there is still enough liquid and stir.
  • 5Cook ground beef in a skillet. Drain off the grease and add cook meat to the chili pot.
  • 6Crush the stewed tomatoes into a bowl and add the masa, if using. Otherwise just crush right into the pot with your fingers. (you can imagine you are sqwishing someone you are mad at...lol)
  • 7Continue to simmer until beans are soft. Can take up to 2 more hours depending on the beans.
  • 8Serve with some chopped onion, sour cream, diced peppers, shredded cheese, corn bread, or tortillas, what ever you like.

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About KL's Chili beans

Course/Dish: Beef

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