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Bush Beans Chili Recipe

Bush Beans Chili has a special place in my heart and on my dinner table.

I’ve learned that the secret to a great chili is patience; letting it simmer slowly to develop those rich, complex flavors.

I make sure to brown the meat perfectly before adding it to the mix, as it sets the foundation for a delicious chili.

Don’t be afraid to adjust the heat to your liking — a little extra chili powder or a diced jalapeño can really make it your own.

It’s the kind of meal that not only warms you up but also leaves you satisfied and content.

How to Make Bush Beans Chili

Bush Beans Chili Recipe

Ingredients List

Here’s what you’ll need to make Bush Beans Chili:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (or substitute with ground turkey)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp salt (Kosher salt if available)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce (like Tabasco) or to taste
  • Optional: diced hot peppers
  • 2 cans (16 oz each) of your choice of Bush Beans products (Chili Beans, Mild Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, or Mixed Beans)
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions

Step-by-step process

Step 1

Start by heating a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.

Add the ground beef, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.

If you’re using ground turkey, add 2 tsp of oil to the pot first.

Step 2

Cook until the meat is browned, and then drain any excess grease.

Now add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the meat and cook until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Season the meat mixture with salt, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper.

Step 3

If you’d like a spicier chili, feel free to add some diced hot peppers or hot sauce at this point.

Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste, combining well.

Pour in 2 cups of water and mix thoroughly.

Bring the mixture to a simmer and let it cook for about 15 minutes.

After the chili has simmered, it’s time to add the beans.

Drain the cans of beans and add them to your chili.

Step 4

Cook for another 15 minutes, allowing the beans to meld with the flavors of the chili.

At this point, taste the chili and adjust the seasoning as desired.

If the chili is too thick, you can add a bit more water.

If it’s too thin, let it simmer for an additional few minutes to thicken.

Step 5

Once your desired consistency is reached, remove the chili from the heat.

Serve it hot, garnished with your choice of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, or chopped green onions.

Now you know how to prepare a delicious Bush Beans Chili quickly and easily in your own kitchen.

Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying meal with family or friends.

Side Dishes for Bush Beans Chili

Bush Beans Chili is a delicious and hearty meal on its own, but the flavors can be further enhanced by adding some complementary side dishes.

Here are some great options to consider when planning your meal:

Rice

Serving your Bush Beans Chili over a bed of rice can make for a filling and satisfying meal.

The rice will help soak up the delicious chili sauce, and you can choose from a variety of types of rice, such as white, brown, or even wild rice, depending on your preferences.

Salad

A light, crisp salad can be a refreshing side dish to accompany your Bush Beans Chili.

Including bright and fresh ingredients such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sliced green peppers will provide a contrast to the rich, warm flavors of the chili.

You can even add a dollop of sour cream as a dressing to tie the two dishes together.

By pairing your Bush Beans Chili with one or more of these tasty side dishes, you can create a well-rounded and satisfying meal for you and your family to enjoy.

How to Store Bush Beans Chili

Chili made with Bush Beans is a delicious and hearty meal.

To enjoy it for as long as possible, it’s important to store it correctly.

The following are some of the main storage methods to help preserve the freshness and flavor of your pot of chili.

Refrigeration

An excellent option for short-term storage is to put your chili in the refrigerator.

Allow your pot of chili to cool to room temperature before transferring it to an airtight container.

Place the container in the refrigerator, where it can be kept for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing

For longer-term storage, consider freezing your Bush Beans Chili.

Allow the chili to cool to room temperature, then divide it into serving-sized portions.

Use freezer-safe containers or bags to store your chili, and remove as much air as possible to avoid freezer burn.

Properly stored, your chili can last up to 2-3 months in the freezer.

Remember to label the containers or bags with the date and contents.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Using Stale Spices

When making a hearty meal of bush beans chili, using stale spices can impact the overall flavor.

Ensure your spices are fresh to bring out the best taste in your chili.

Not Browning the Vegetables and Meat

Browning the vegetables and meat is essential for a flavorful chili.

Sauté ingredients like bell peppers, green onions, and any meat in your recipe to coax maximum flavor before adding them to your slow cooker or pot.

Skipping the Chile Powder

Chile powder adds a distinct flavor to chili beans, so skipping this ingredient might lead to an underwhelming dish.

Incorporate your favorite chile powder to get that authentic chili taste.

Choosing the Wrong Beans

Bush beans are typically used in chili recipes, but using the wrong variety can affect the dish’s texture.

Make sure to use the appropriate type of beans for your recipe, such as chili beans or kidney beans.

Not Adding Secret Ingredients

Give your chili a unique twist by incorporating one or two secret ingredients, like chocolate or coffee.

Experimenting can lead to a delicious and memorable hot bowl of chili.

Overcooking in the Slow Cooker

While slow cookers help create tender and flavorful chili, overcooking can result in a mushy texture.

Keep an eye on the cooking time, and avoid setting the slow cooker for too long.

Bush Beans Chili Recipe

Bush Beans Chili Recipe

One of the key ingredients to creating a delicious and savory chili is a high-quality can of beans.
BUSH'S Beans offers a variety of chili beans, perfect for creating the ultimate bowl of goodness.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 8
Equipment
  • 1 large soup
Ingredients
  
  • 1 lb lean ground beef or substitute with ground turkey
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 tsp salt Kosher salt if available
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can 14.5 oz diced tomatoes
  • 1 can 15 oz tomato sauce
  • 1 can 6 oz tomato paste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce like Tabasco or to taste
  • diced hot peppers Optional
  • 2 cans 16 oz each of your choice of Bush Beans products (Chili Beans, Mild Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans, or Mixed Beans)
  • shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped green onions Optional toppings
Instructions
 
  • Start by heating a large soup pot or Dutch oven over medium heat.
    Add the ground beef, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks.
    If you're using ground turkey, add 2 tsp of oil to the pot first.
  • Cook until the meat is browned, and then drain any excess grease.
    Now add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the meat and cook until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes.
    Season the meat mixture with salt, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper.
  • If you'd like a spicier chili, feel free to add some diced hot peppers or hot sauce at this point.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, and tomato paste, combining well.
    Pour in 2 cups of water, and mix thoroughly.
    Bring the mixture to a simmer, and let it cook for about 15 minutes.
    After the chili has simmered, it's time to add the beans.
    Drain the cans of beans, and add them to your chili.
  • Cook for another 15 minutes, allowing the beans to meld with the flavors of the chili.
    At this point, taste the chili, and adjust seasoning as desired.
    If the chili is too thick, you can add a bit more water.
    If it's too thin, let it simmer for an additional few minutes to thicken.
  • Once your desired consistency is reached, remove the chili from the heat.
    Serve it hot, garnished with your choice of toppings, such as shredded cheese, sour cream, or chopped green onions.
    Now you know how to prepare a delicious Bush Beans Chili quickly and easily in your own kitchen.
    Enjoy this flavorful and satisfying meal with family or friends.

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