Back to Spicy Pinto Bean Chili

Print Options


Card Sizes


Spicy Pinto Bean Chili Recipe

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 YIELD:14 servings


  • 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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 122 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 485mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein.

Reviews for Spicy Pinto Bean Chili

Sort By :

Average Rating
mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 14811
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."

sarahelse User ID: 6864664 201323
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

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

kairi1017 User ID: 1447387 201322
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

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

Loading Image