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Three-Bean Taco Chili


  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Garnish with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 446 calories, 18g fat (8g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 1360mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 9g fiber), 31g protein.


Average Rating:
  • Belinda
    Dec 31, 1969

    I would like to know what the nutritional information is if I use ground turk?y or chicken.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Dec 31, 1969

    Wow... this was really good. I was worried because it did not have a lot of the ingredients (spices, onions, etc), I would normally add. I doubled the recipe and made the following changes:

    -Used half the meat (1 pound hamburger and 1 pound ground pork) only because it I forget to buy 4 pounds but was very happy with it

    -Used half the water as suggested by others ... perfect consistency

    -Used Fire Roasted diced tomatoes instead of stewed

    This was easy, quick and very tasty!

    Thank You for Sharing.

  • ooh!
    May 2, 2016

    This was great! I'm happy with how much it made too! I sprinkled broken chips on top to give each spoonful a little crunch. Yum!

  • mamaknowsbest
    Dec 28, 2014

    Yes! This chili tastes like it has simmered all day! Perfect. Made twice. Followed directions except added only 1 cup of water. We like thick chili. Great as a chili or over top of chips and cheese. Nice, hearty chili with full flavor.

  • chris28304
    Nov 9, 2014

    Super quick and easy to make. I did change it a little. I only used 1 lb of ground beef and one cup of water. I also used Italian diced tomatoes (diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano) instead of regular diced tomatoes. Turned out perfectly. Really good with corn chips or corn muffins.

  • jgbex1
    Dec 31, 1969

    This is my favorite chili recipe

  • chinaroad
    Dec 31, 1969

    I've made this many times! Love that it makes so much.

  • leeart
    Aug 4, 2013

    This is now our favorite recipe for chili. Nice combo of tacos and chili and easy to make. I added onions and garlic also. YUM

  • voodoowitch
    Mar 14, 2013

    Made this last night for supper and really appreciated how fast this came together. My only addition was some chopped onion. I used medium salsa and hot taco seasoning and it had a nice spice to it.

  • muffinmonster
    Feb 15, 2012

    Absolutely love it! It tastes wonderful! Great cross between tacos and chili!

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