Pinto Bean Chili
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours
This is a great 'week-night' type chili. I use 2 - 1 pound cans of pinto beans, drained, instead of dried if I don't have any dried on hand. I can get runny so play on cooking it down a bit, and sometimes I add extra spice or some taco seasonings. The cheese quesadilla is one of the best parts or sometimes I crush tortilla chips and put on top. It isn't as fancy as a specialty chili but it's tasty, easy to put together and cheap to make!
I usually just wing it when I make chili, but I thought I would actually follow a recipe this time. This recipe intrigued me in many ways. 1. I have never had celery in chili before. 2. I have never put sugar in before. 3. Flour? I understand this one as it is used to slightly thicken. Cider vinegar also was new to me. Having said all of this, it works. I made this in my IP and it took 50 minutes of pressure time. After tasting it, I put in cayenne pepper to boost the flavor. We both put salsa on top for more flavor.
i love pinto bean chilli wonderful filling inexpensive meal
Cooked beans 3/4 of the way, in separate pot, then added to prepared meat mixture and finished cooking; also substituted @3oz tomato paste diluted w/ 1/2 cup of bean water for the tomatoes.
This recipe was fantastic. I did add a touch of garlic, thyme and increased the chili powder slightly. I have tried many chili recipes before this one and was disappointed every time. This is going to be my go to chili recipe from now on. Thank you for sharing!
We found this chili a tad bland and to much liquid. I added garlic, black pepper and Sriracha sauce to give some additional flavor. It still tasted bland to us. Probably should have added some jalapenos, which I did not have on hand at the moment.
It was good, I used some left over beans. I like recipe that help me use something left over from another meal. I need to save as much money as I can with three teenagers and a college student living at home.
I soak my beans all night.
Wow,This is a excellent recipe.I have made it 3 times in one month.Perfect :)
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