Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

A mellow, creamy, elegant chili. The long cooking time gives the beans a buttery soft texture.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In Dutch oven saute onion and garlic in olive oil.
  2. Add in all other ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  4. Cover and cook 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  5. Also great to do in crockpot all day long.


Most Helpful

I made this tonight. It was easy and good. I used fewer beans (65 ounces instead of 90 ounces). I think there is a mistake with the amount of broth. I just poured it in until it was the right consistency. I also added a couple of potatoes. Other than that I made it exactly as written. I loved it! I have recently decided to lean toward a vegetarian diet--so recipes like this are wonderful finds. Thank you for posting.

GinaXOXO November 29, 2011

I am not giving this recipe any stars due to an error on my part. I don't know why I thought it used 2 cans of beans rather than 6! After having 2 cloves garlic, 3/4 cup onion, and 2 cans soup in the pot I realized my error, but didn't have anymore beans. So I then used 1/2 tsp chili powder, 1/2 can green chilis and about 1/16 tsp liquid smoke. I simmered for about 2 hours and tasted it and at that time added about 1/2 tsp ground cumin and a bit of salt and pepper. I cooked it the additional hour as the recipe stated and it resulted it a very nice thick vegetarian chili. It was enough for my husband and I to have for a meal with no leftovers. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Linorama!

Junebug August 28, 2006

This is a really yummy soup, and it's easy to throw together. I only simmered it for 2 hours, rather than 3, and the results were still creamy and smooth. Thanks!

Aunt Cookie July 30, 2006

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