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Three-Bean Taco Chili

 Three-Bean Taco Chili
This hearty chili is filling, nourishing and tastes like it simmered all day long. Leftover chili freezes well for a later time, so why not make a double recipe? To freeze: Cool remaining chili and transfer to freezer containers. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To use frozen chili: Thaw in the refrigerator. Place in a saucepan and heat through. Wanda Lee - Yakima, WA
9 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chunky salsa
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the water, beans, corn, tomatoes, tomato sauce,
  • salsa, taco seasoning and olives.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.
  • Garnish with cheese. Yield: 9 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1-1/2 cups equals 446 calories, 18 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 80 mg cholesterol, 1,360 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 31 g protein.