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    Quick & Easy California 3-Bean Chili

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    ~*Sue*~Chef's Note:

    This recipe actually came from a Sunday newspaper circular for McCormick spice coupons. After I tried this recipe I have never gone back to any other spice mix or package for chili with or without meat. I would even go so far to say that it would be good for taco meat (minus the sugar). For a heartier one bowl meal serve over rice.

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    California Spice Blend


    1. 1
      Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and green pepper, cook 5 min., stirring often.
    2. 2
      Stir in spice mix and remaining ingredients. (I like to toast the spices for about a minute before adding the other ingredients.)
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 20 min., stirring occasionally. This freezes beautifully.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 01, 2013


      For me this is like a Northeast chili, not a California chili. The blackbeans are fine but save the red beans for red beans and rice and the great northerns aren't my idea of a chili bean. Try the California heirloom pinquita's for a real California chili.

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    • on August 20, 2010


      Very good chili. Filled the house with aromatic herbs and the family couldn't wait to dig in. I only put 1 teaspoon of chili powder in because we are a mild loving family :)

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    • on January 28, 2010


      This was easy and tasty. I did not use red wine since I didn't have any. I used pinto beans and navy beans; I also added 1 lb of hamburger meat. I served it with grated cheese and tostito chips. Kids gobbled it up, too. Very good.

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    Nutritional Facts for Quick & Easy California 3-Bean Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (321 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 327.2
    Calories from Fat 53
    Total Fat 5.9 g
    Saturated Fat 0.9 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 366.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 51.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 16.0 g
    Sugars 6.1 g
    Protein 16.6 g

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