Monday, January 12, 2015


Chili Beans - pic by - Tobyotter via flickr

Chili Beans                           
Soups & Stews

This basic and easy to make recipe is what you want to make for your first try at Chili Beans.

And for Winter gatherings of for tailgating at a football game, this recipe will make you a Hero.

3              lb.            Ground Beef                        
2              tsp.          Cumin (ground)
2              small      Green Peppers                     
1/4          tsp.          Tabasco Sauce (or Red Pepper)
2              tsp.          Garlic                                    
1              cup         Water
1/4          cup         Cooking Oil                          
2              lb.            Kidney Beans (dried)
2              cups        Catsup                                  
1              cup         Coffee (strong)
4              tbs.          Chili Powder


  1. Soak the Dried Beans in warm water overnight or for 6-8 hours.
  2. Cook the Beef, Peppers, Onions and Garlic together in a large cast iron pan, until the Beef is done.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, including the Coffee and blend together.
  4. Drain the Beans and add them to the mixture, as well as 1-cup of water, into a Crock Pot or large Kettle.
  5. Simmer the mixture all day (4-6 hours), stirring occasionally, and adding water as necessary.

Add Honey or Sugar to sweeten, if desired, and add other hot spices if desired while cooking.

If tailgating, serve the beans in paper Coffee cups and hand out plastic spoons to cut down on the cleanup afterwards.
Selection is from the Book OLD RECIPES by Donald Bobbitt

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