Three Bean Chili

Saturday, September 27, 2014
A heartier chili with a splash of Merlot. Deliciously blended flavors with three beans. Great using even leftovers for filling flour tortilla or topping off some nacho chips with shredded cheese, sour cream

Chili is the Best Comfort Food!

This chili is loaded with fresh peppers, and chunks of fresh plum tomatoes for us it's great with garlic bread and a glass of vino! Of course, I had to put the Italian style in this pot of chili flavors. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my version of Chili Merlot with Three Beans.

Three Bean Chili

2 pounds ground round beef

1 can 12 ounces or larger of drained and rinsed black beans, great northern beans, and pinto beans

1/2 cup wine, white or red (dry)

8 plum tomatoes chopped into small pieces

4 plum tomatoes pureed

1 28 ounces 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. It won't be long until I'll be making lots of chili! Yours looks wonderful!!!


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