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Four Bean Chili Recipe

Updated on March 8, 2013

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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.

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    • 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.

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      flacoinohio 5 years ago from Ohio

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

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

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

      Vote up and more !!! SHARING !