3-Bean Chili

Staff Writer
3-Bean Chili
Leslie Durso

You won't miss the meat in this dish, and that's because it's packed with three different types of beans, corn, and bell pepper to make it extra hearty. A hint of super-dark chocolate gives it the depth it would lose from the lack of meat. 

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • One 28-ounce can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 Cup water
  • One 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • One 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 15-ounce can of corn, drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 4 Ounces super dark chocolate, 74 percent or higher
  • 2 Tablespoons chile spice blend
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash of cayenne
  • Salt, to taste
  • Olive


In a large heavy pot, sauté the onion and pepper with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the other ingredients and the water. Cover and let the chili simmer on medium low, stirring occasionally for 45 minutes. 

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.