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Meaty Chilli/Chili Beans (v1)

Meaty Chilli/Chili Beans (v1)

What can be more American than a big pot of Chili Beans?  I created this recipe for my husband who loves super meaty chili.  I’ve got a couple more versions of chili beans coming, depending on what you like.  Try this one out and let me know what you think. 🙂  Also, you can make this without the beans and have a meat only chili.  Super delicious that way as well.

Meaty Chili Beans (v1)

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 15 minutes
By author Dish Ditty


Prepare Beans

  • 2 cups Dry beans (mixture of pinto, white and/or kidney beans (whatever you have and like))
  • Water (to cover and cook beans)

Cook Beef

  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2lb Beef (chuck, chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt

Cook Ground Meats

  • 1lb Ground Beef (93%)
  • 1lb Ground Italian Sausage (uncooked)

Saute Onions

  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Jumbo Onoin (diced)
  • 1 Large Green Bell Pepper (diced)
  • 3 tablespoons Garlic (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin

Cook it

  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Chipotle Chili Powder
  • 2 tablespoons Hungarian Paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Dry Cilantro Leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Dry Oregano Leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
  • 2 cans Fire Roasted Tomates (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies (14.5 oz)
  • 1 1/2 cup Water
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce

Cook it round 2

  • 1 heaped tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 3oz Tomato Paste
  • 12-15 Grates Fresh Nutmeg (using a microplane or grater)

Serve it!

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt (if needed)


Prepare Beans
Step 1
The night before, place the beans in a large stock pot, cover with water plus 2 inches. Cover and let soak overnight.
Step 2
In the morning, cook the beans for about 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are soft. Turn the heat off and keep covered until ready to use.
Cook Beef
Step 3
Brown Beef
In a large dutch oven or cast iron pot, heat 1 tablespoon of garlic olive oil. Brown beef with 1/2 teaspoon of garlic salt. Remove and set aside.
Cook Ground Meats
Step 4
Brown ground meat
In the same pan, add the ground beef and ground sausage and brown. Remove and put with the beef and set aside.
Saute Onions
Step 5
Cook onion mixture
In the same pan, add the garlic olive oil, diced onions, diced peppers and garlic. Saute until onions become transluscent being careful not to burn the garlic. Add in the ground coriander and ground cumin seed and cook for 1 more minute.
Cook it
Step 6
Add back meat and cook
Add back the beef to the pot and the following ingredients: chili powder, chipotle chili powder, hungarian paprika, dried cilantro leaves, dried oregano leaves, unsweetened cocoa, 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, fire roasted tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilie, and 1 can of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook on low/simmer for 2 hours.
Step 7
Add more ingredients and cook more
After 2 hours, add the brown sugar, tomato past, nutmeg, and worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook on low/simmer for 1 hour.
Step 8
Add beans and cook
At this time, I removed 1/2 of the meat mixture and set it aside to use as a 'meat only' chilli. Then, drain the beans add to the remaining chilli in the dutch oven. Cook for another hour on low/simmer.
Step 9
Taste and add salt and/or garlic salt as needed. I needed 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic salt. Serve hot with cheese, sour cream, and/or diced onions if desired.

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