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Best Bean Chili Recipe
What You Need
• Vegetable cooking spray
• 1 pound lean ground beef
• 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
• 1 cup chopped green bell pepper
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder
• 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
• 1 can (15 ounces) Red Kidney beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Red Kidney beans, rinsed, drained
• 1 can (15 ounces) Pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Pinto beans, rinsed, drained
• 3 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes
• 2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

What To Do
1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot.

2. Cook ground beef until browned, 5 to 8 minutes, crumbling with a fork.

3. Add onions, bell pepper, and garlic; cook 5 minutes longer.

4. Add remaining ingredients; heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.

Tip: To make the chili in a slow cooker, combine all ingredients in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.

Source: American Dry Bean Board

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