What Is the Easiest Way to Make Chili?


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Taste of Home offers a 30-minute three-bean chili recipe on its website that’s easy to make. The recipe calls for kidney beans, pinto beans and chili beans, tomato paste and stewed tomatoes, and a mix of spices. It serves up to 10 people, requires 30 minutes total to prepare, and has 179 calories in each 1-cup serving.

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To make Taste of Home’s 30-minute three-bean chili, combine 2 1/4 cups of water, 1 16-ounce can of rinsed and drained kidney beans, 1 16-ounce can of undrained chili beans and 1 15-ounce can of rinsed and drained pinto beans in a Dutch oven. Add 1 15-ounce can of tomato sauce, 1 14-1/2-ounce can of salt-free stewed tomatoes and 1 6-ounce can of tomato paste.

Also add 1 tablespoon of chili powder and 1 teaspoon each minced garlic and dried oregano. Bring the mixture to a boil, and then reduce heat to the Dutch oven. Simmer the mixture uncovered for 10 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cups of frozen or fresh corn and 1 1/2 cups of coarsely chopped yellow summer squash to the mixture.

Return the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat, and then simmer for 10 minutes longer or until the summer squash is tender.

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