Tested till perfect Three-Bean and Beef Chili

Three-Bean and Beef Chili

Per serving
Restaurant cost $4.50
To make $1.13
Savings $3.37

Money-Saving Tip: Keep your eye out for grocery store sales on ground beef and pantry ingredients required to make this big-batch chili recipe. Freeze individual portions to enjoy throughout the month and really give your wallet a break.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2009

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 6 to 8


  • 1 lb 1lblean ground beef
  • 2 2celery rib, diced
  • 1 1carrotcarrots, diced
  • 1 1oniononions, diced
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchili powder
  • 1 tsp 1tspdried oregano
  • 1 tsp 1tspground cumin
  • 1 tsp 1tspground coriander
  • 1 1bay leafbay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tsppepper
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) 1can (28 oz/796 mL)whole tomatoes
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)chickpeachickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) 1can (19 oz/540 mL)red kidney beanred kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) 1can (14 oz/398 mL)baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1 1zucchinizucchinis, diced
  • 1 1sweet green peppersweet green peppers, diced
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In Dutch oven, sauté beef over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until no longer pink, 5 minutes. Drain off fat.

Add celery, carrot, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, bay leaf, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 6 minutes.

Add tomatoes, breaking up with spoon. Add chickpeas, kidney beans, baked beans, zucchini and green pepper; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.

Uncover and simmer, stirring often, until slightly thickened, 15 minutes. Discard bay leaf. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional Information Per each of 8 servings: about

cal 322 pro 21g total fat 9g sat. fat 3g
carb 43g fibre 13g chol 32mg sodium 869mg
potassium 901mg

% RDI:

calcium 11 iron 31 vit A 27 vit C 53
folate 41
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