Best Bean Chili
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ready in: 30-60 minutes
1 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can (15 ounce size) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounce size) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
3 cans (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
Coat a large saucepan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook beef in pan until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in onions, bell pepper and garlic and cook 5 minutes more.
Stir in kidney beans, pinto beans and tomatoes. Season with brown sugar, cocoa powder, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.
NOTE: to make in a slow cooker, simply transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker, stir in remaining ingredients, cover and cook on low 5 to 6 hours.
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