Three Bean Chili Merlot Recipe

A heartier chili with a splash of Merlot. Delicious blended flavors with three beans. Great using even leftovers for  filling flour tortilla or topping off some nacho chips with shredded cheese, sour cream and avocado. This chili is loaded with fresh peppers, and chunks of fresh plum tomatoes.

Three Bean Chili Merlot Recipe

2 pounds ground round beef
1 can each 12 ounce or larger of drained and rinsed black beans, great northern beans and pinto beans
1/2 cup Merlot wine
8 plum tomatoes chopped into small pieces
4 plum tomatoes pureed
1 28 ounce can of tomatoes crushed
2 stalks celery chopped fine
2 green bell peppers sliced or chopped in square pieces
1 teaspoon each garlic minced, chili powder, parsley, salt, pepper 
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Add the ground beef to the pot with 2 tablespoons olive oil saute with garlic until pink is gone. I don't use onions but this is where you would add one small diced one if you like them.
Add everything else to the pot. Simmer for at least 2 hours on low. Can be also done in the slow cooker on low for 4 hours.

1 comment:

Neha Gour said...

This looks delicious!