ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Four Bean Chili Recipe

Updated on March 8, 2013

So What Do You Think?

5 stars from 1 rating of Four Bean Chili

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 3-5 Quarts of Chili, serves 6 to 8.

Flaco's Chili Recipe

This is a simple recipe that takes little time to prepare. The ingredients are simple and available almost every where and more than likely they are already in your cupboard or pantry. It is a medium spiced chili with a smooth consitency. I do not use tomato sauceor paste, just fresh or canned diced tomatoes. It goes really well with macaroni or noodles if you are craving chili-mac or spaghetti topped with cheddar cheese (something my wife likes from Skyline). I also use this recipe when making chili cheese dogs and chili cheese fries/potato tots. This recipe has won two very small unknown chili contests since I started making this recipe. Others thought it was a winner, I hope you do too.


  • 1-1.5 Lbs, Ground beef, preferably 80% lean or better
  • 15oz. Pinto Beans
  • 15oz. Dark Kidney Beans
  • 15oz. Black Beans
  • 15oz. Light Kidney Beans
  • 1/2 cup Taco Seasoning
  • 26oz. Stewed Tomatoes
  • 15oz. Refried Beans
  • 3 tsp. Hot Sauce
  • 8oz. Water
  • 3TBS Dried Onion


  1. Brown ground beef for 6 minutes in a 4 to 6 quart pot with lid on medium high heat. While frying the beef use a spatula to break beef into small pieces. Drain fat from beef and add Taco seasoning, continue to cook beef addtional six minutes.
  2. Add the beans, stewed tomatoes, dried onions, hot sauce, refried beans, and 8 oz of water to the pot with the ground beef. Stir until the refried beans have dissolved into the chili mixture. Hint: When the refried beans are fully dissolved into liquid form, the spoon will not have any solid refried bean residue sticking to it.
  3. Heat on Medium high until chili is boiling. Be sure to stir chili every minute or so until to keep the chili from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Once the chili has begun to boil, reduce heat and cover pan, simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Health Stuff

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 16 fluid oz.
Calories 75
Calories from Fat45
% Daily Value *
Fat 5 g8%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Unsaturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 2 g1%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 45 mg15%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

How It Is Done.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 

      5 years ago from Norfolk

      That looks yummy, will have to go searching for some refried beans. Not something you see much of in the UK.

    • flacoinohio profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for trying my recipe, I am happy you enjoyed it.

    • kashmir56 profile image

      Thomas Silvia 

      6 years ago from Massachusetts

      This is such a great chili recipe and so easy to make !

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)