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Spicy Pinto Bean Chili Recipe

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This spicy, meatless chili is a wonderful dish to have during the winter months. I like to serve this with a slice of corn bread on the side.—Chris Moyers, Felton, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + soaking Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + soaking Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 122 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 485 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g protein.

Directions

  1. Rinse and sort beans. Soak overnight or use quick-soak method. Discard liquid. Add the water; bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until the beans are almost tender, about 1 hour.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours or until beans are tender and flavors have blended, stirring occasionally. Top with cheese if desired. Yield: 3-1/2 quarts.
Originally published as Spicy Pinto Bean Chili in Country Woman January/February 1992, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 122 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 485 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

"Hubby said so-so; he's had better. I used a tiny bit of ghost pepper sauce since he's not a green chiles fan. Ghost pepper is Very Hot. It was easy. That's a plus for me."

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

"GREAT! Followed recipe, but no canned chilies so used a spicey giardiniera, amazing flavor."

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Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"loved this recipe and so did my family but i added ground turkey to eat to make it more filling."

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