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I have never used dry beans but wanted to try and make this recipe. I followed the recipe as written other then I used minced onion instead of the onion and didn't add the bacon. I also used all chicken broth instead of the wine. I thought they were a bit mild with the one tablespoon of chili powder. If I made them again, I would add more. I had a problem with my beans getting soft. I soaked them for 18 hours and cooked this recipe for over four hours, yet my beans didn't get as soft as I thought they should. Not sure if I did something wrong or what. They had a good taste but they were more hard then what I like.

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bmcnichol November 08, 2008

Good basic recipe. I used 4 cups of beef boullion instead of chicken stock, omitted the wine, used 1 1/2 tablespoons of chili powder, added a tsp. each of oregano and cumin. Even my wife, who normally does not like kidney beans, loves lhem. Was excellent in my home-made chili as well. Thank you.

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rontaylor1998 October 29, 2008

I tried these last weekend, and they were good! VERY easy to make. I will be making this again!

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forthefunofit March 09, 2008

I used to put a can of chili beans in my pot of chile con carne, but have been liking the canned beans less and less. This is just what I was looking for! Cooked it up with beer instead of wine, froze it in 2-cup batches. The beans taste great, the meat tastes great, together they taste divine. Thanks, Mimi!

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Debbie1951 September 16, 2007

Not Bad, I used Pinto Beans. Next time I will add meat.

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Calhoon June 24, 2006

This a very tasty dish of beans. I did not have the wine so I uesed the broth. I also uesed my garden tomates insteade of canned.

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Julie Leo August 04, 2005
Chili Beans