susan's 3-bean chili

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Susan Feliciano
from Oak Ridge, TN

The 3 beans make this colorful, and the chorizo makes it flavorful. Adjust the heat to your personal taste by increasing or decreasing the chili powder, ancho chili peppers, or red pepper flakes. You can also add a small jar of Jalapeño peppers, which is how my family likes it.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 6 or more
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr
method Stove Top

Ingredients For susan's 3-bean chili

  • 1 lb
    coarsely ground chuck or round steak
  • 1 lb
    spanish chorizo sausage
  • 1 lg
    onion
  • 3 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp
    chili powder (more or less)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ground cumin (more or less)
  • 1 tsp
    salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes (more or less)
  • 1 tsp
    ground ancho chili peppers (more or less)
  • 1 c
    beef broth or tomato juice
  • 1 lg
    can red enchilada sauce
  • 2
    cans ro-tel tomatoes and green chilies
  • 1 can
    black beans with liquid
  • 1 can
    dark red kidney beans with liquid
  • 1 can
    pinto beans with liquid

How To Make susan's 3-bean chili

  • 1
    Use a large, heavy-bottomed dutch oven to prepare the chili. Over medium heat, brown and cook the beef, chorizo sausage, and chopped onion. Break the sausage into small pieces and cook and stir until everything is fairly uniform in size.
  • 2
    Stir in the garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, and ancho chili peppers until meat mixture is coated with the seasonings. Add the broth or tomato juice. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings if desired.
  • 3
    Stir in enchilada sauce, ro-tel tomatoes and green chilies, and the three cans of beans with their liquid. Stir well, then simmer, covered, for about 45 minutes. Be sure to simmer slowly and stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  • 4
    We like to serve our chili with accompaniments - which is half the fun of eating chili! Dish up some chili into a bowl over a few crumbled Fritos or tortilla chips. Top with shredded monterey jack cheese and sour cream. Even add some chopped green onions, avocado, and pico de gallo if you like. Be creative, and enjoy. (Also good served the American way with crumbled saltines, or served over spaghetti noodles "Cincinnati Style."
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