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Our New Favorite Chili Recipe

Our new favorite chili recipe, made with three different varieties of Bush’s Reduced Sodium Beans.

Our New Favorite Chili Recipe from dineanddish.net

I’ve always been of the belief that chili was chili and that it was hard to make a chili absolutely more outstanding than the next. Because of that (now I know) misguided belief, I rarely switched things up when we had chili. I would follow my old standby recipe and serve it up as is.

Luckily I was recently working with a client on photographing some various chili, and had the opportunity to try a number of different kinds of chili. All I can tell you is, boy I have been missing out all this time! I’ve always liked chili, but now I have to say I really really like chili. Our New Favorite Chili Recipe

I adapted the original recipe, which was a Wendy’s Copycat Chili Recipe, and created a combination of texture and flavors I love. With three different types of Reduced Sodium Bush’s Beans, this recipe has been an absolute winner with my family. In fact, I recently took it to a family event and just about everyone who tried it commented on how good it was and asked for the recipe!

It’s good to switch things up every now and then, I’ve discovered. If you do, you may just discover something even better than before! Enjoy!

Three Bean Chili Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Three Bean Chili Recipe

Our new favorite chili recipe, featuring three different types of Bush's Reduced Sodium Beans


  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 32 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup beef broth
  • 1 14-ounce can Bush's Reduced Sodium Pinto Beans, drained
  • 1 14-ounce can Bush's Reduced Sodium Dark Red Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 14-ounce can Bush's Reduced Sodium Great Northern Beans, drained
  • 1 10-ounce can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies (medium)
  • 1 1.25 ounce package McCormick mild chili seasoning


  1. In a large stock pot, brown ground beef. Once browned, drain grease.
  2. Add the remaining items and stir together.
  3. Cook over medium heat until vegetables are tender, approximately 30 minutes.
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Disclosure: I am honored to be in a compensated partnership with Bush’s Beans. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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  1. I am all for trying new Chili recipes! 3 bean sounds delicious and I love that this chili is minimal ingredients too! Perfect!

  2. Chili is a winter staple and I love the idea of using 3 kinds of beans! A perfect, simple and SUPER comforting meal!

  3. I don’t think you can ever have enough chili recipes. Such a crowd pleaser!

  4. Chili is a must on cool winter days! Can’t want to try your recipe!

  5. We love ours and my family refuse to eat anyone else’s chili! They are a little snobby, I think. (Or just loyal to mama)

    Nothing better than a great big bowl of it though!!

  6. Mmm, so meaty. Love this recipe!

  7. I am like you, I don’t stray off the path too much, but this recipe has me ready to be adventurous.

  8. Perfect recipe to share! Thank you. This will be great as we hunker down for the snowapocalypse coming.

  9. I love a good chili! Just don’t tell any of my fellow hardcore chili lovin’ Texans that I approve of this chili with beans in it! ;-) (GASP) Great pics, and yummy recipe, Kristen!

  10. This chili looks totally mouthwatering.

  11. Awesome post .i hope everybody will like your post

  12. Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, very nice post.

  13. Wendy’s chili is one of my all-time faves so if this tastes anything like it I am sold!!! It looks amazing!

  14. Love how short the ingredients list is (for chili, at least!) and how absolutely delicious and filling this sounds! Too perfect for football season :)


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