Four-Bean Taco Chili Recipe
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Four-Bean Taco Chili Recipe

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Amy Martell of Canton, Pennsylvania knows how to heat up the dinner table on a cold night. Her zesty chili is chockfull of ground beef, beans and south-of-the-border flair. Whip up the stovetop sensation when you're feeding a crowd, or make sure to save leftovers for the following two recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) butter beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 280 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 1186mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 22g protein.


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Yield: 12 cups.
Originally published as Four-Bean Taco Chili in Quick Cooking January/February 2002, p48

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Lavishlyloved User ID: 4997898 103716
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2011

"We love this chili! I resist the urge to overdo & add other things like fresh onions & garlic, etc. & keep it simple. Only change I make is to add a greater variety of beans. We serve this with lettuce, cheese, diced tomatoes, onions, sour cream, tortilla chips, etc. & everyone eats it their way ~ taco salad, chips & cheese with the taco soup on top, or straight up in the bowl. I have a large family -lots of kids/grandkids & so make this for one of our family dinner nights & all enjoy!"

A 1 Mom User ID: 173769 82665
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2009

"This chili is very good and I always make it and get requests to give out the recipe. I like it because it makes a big pot of chili which is good for our family as they love it and it never lasts long."

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