Scott's Three Bean Chili

Scott's Three Bean Chili Recipe

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Elaine Douglas


My grandson, Scott, has asked me to teach him to cook. He especially likes Chili and he is very health conscious.
I adapted this recipe to keep it simple - not too many or hard to get ingredients.

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30 Min
1 Hr
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1 Tbsp
olive or canola oil
1 c
onion, chopped
2 clove
garlic, chopped fine
red bell pepper, chopped
green or yellow pepper, chopped
carrots, cubed
1 lb
lean ground beef
1/2 tsp
1 can(s)
28 oz. can crushed or diced tomatoes
2 c
water or stock
2 or more tsp
chili powder (depends on how hot you like it)
1 tsp
red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp
dried oregano
salt and pepper
3 can(s)
canned beans - black, kidney, pinto, or chickpeas , etc. drained

How to Make Scott's Three Bean Chili


  • 1Heat the oil in large pot or Dutch oven over moderate heat. Add the onion, bell pepper and carrots, cover and cook, stirring occasionally until the vegetables are soft, about 10 minutes.
  • 2Add the cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • 3Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a spoon, until the meat is no longer pink. Stir in the tomatoes, water, chili powder and red pepper flakes, oregano and salt and pepper. Lower heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring from time to time, for 30 minutes.
  • 4Stir in the beans and continue cooking, partially covered, 20 minutes longer. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

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About Scott's Three Bean Chili

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #Teen favorite

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