Friday, January 24, 2014

5 Bean Chili

Okay, I know these is a dish that is full of canned items. But it is delicious. You could get dry beans and soak them if or even frozen if you want less canned goods. But most chili is full of beans and tomatoes i.e. canned stuff. Anyway you make it I hope you do make this dish. It's delicous. Be prepared, it makes alot!
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can great northern beans
  • 1 can light red kidney beans
  • 1 can dark red kideny beans
  • 1 can corn
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 head garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1 package Tofurky ground beef
  • 1/2 onion
  • hot sauce, to taste

Open all cans, drain the juice from the beans and corn. Saute the onion in a little water in a very large soup pot.

Add all the ingredients to the pot and stir well. Bring to a boil, then lower to simmer. Allow to simmer, as low as possible, uncovered, for about 1.5 hours.  Stir frequently.

Serve garnished with sliced scallion, cheese, extra hot sauce and/or sour cream.


  1. The fact that it uses many canned ingredients makes the cooking time fly by faster! When it comes to chili & beans, I always buy the canned stuff and add my own ingredients at home.

    1. Adi,
      Thanks for you comment. I agree. This would be an easy dish for the slow-cooker also. Just put everything in on low and when you get home from work or at least 6 hours later... dinner is ready.