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Homemade Three Bean and Beef Chili Recipe

Make this delicious Three Bean and Beef Chili Recipe over the weekend. You can even use the leftovers for some tacos, burritos, or toppings for chili dogs.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chili recipe, homemade chili, meat recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 9


  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 piece onion diced
  • 1 piece red bell pepper diced
  • 2 pieces carrots diced
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28-oz
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo sauce seeded and minced
  • 2 tsp adobo sauce from chipotle
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 can black beans 15.5 oz, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can kidney beans 15.5 oz, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can pinto beans 15.5 oz, rinsed and drained


  • Get a large pot or Dutch oven. Heat some oil over medium heat.
  • Add the onions, carrots, bell pepper and cook for 10 minutes until softened.
  • Add cumin and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Add the ground beef and increase the heat to high. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. Make sure to break up the beef with a wooden spoon to avoid clumping.
  • Add the tomatoes, chipotle, adobo sauce, and oregano. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes, partially covered, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the beans and cook for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper as desired.