Fabulous Chili Con Carne With Beans

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I got this recipe from my good friend Jackie, who every year would make it for her Grey Cup party. It's great for those who like chili with a kick!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown beef with onion& green pepper.
  2. Drain off grease.
  3. Drain juice off kidney beans.
  4. Place everything in large kettle and simmer 2-3 hours.
  5. Stirring occasionally.
Most Helpful

I was afraid that this would get criticism from DH and DS for all the beans - 29oz is A LOT of beans, but they didnt' even mention it. They loved it, and I thought it was good - loved the slightly sweet taste (maybe from the salsa?). I did make several modifications because I didn't have all the same ingredients: I used 1 can kidney and 1 can black beans because I didn't have a 29 oz or 2 cans kidney, I used 1 can (28.5 oz) of whole tomatoes instead of the stewed and sauce, and I added 1 tsp cumin because I cannot imagine chili w/o cumin. For cooking, I did not strain the fat off the hambuger/onion mixture because I didn't use any added fat. I did appreciate that this is a low fat recipe. Update Jan2012 - I have been using Morningstar Farms crumblers as the beef in this recipe (add it after sauteing the veggies), and it brings down the cal/fat even more, but tastes just as good! For a 1c serving it's only 178 calories and 3.7g of fat.

WorkingMom2three January 13, 2012

This is a great chili recipe. My son, who doesn't like spicy foods, didn't think it was too spicy. I used medium salsa instead of hot or mild. I also substituted the salt for 1 can V8 juice, and added a drained can of corn (which lends a nice touch of color). I will make this again.

Finicky January 04, 2012

I added some cooked wheat berries to it for added nutritional value and put everything into the crock pot on high for about 3.5 hours. Very good recipe.

Provl8dy in training October 22, 2009