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Three Bean Chili

3 Beans for chili, anasazi beans, pinto beans and turtle beans

3 Beans for chili, anasazi beans, pinto beans and turtle beans

Three Bean Chili

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 12


Stage One Ingredients

  • 1 Lb Red Beans
  • 1 Lb Turtle Beans
  • 1 Lb Pink Beans
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Peeled
  • 1 Large Onion Chopped
  • 2 Dried Chilies
  • Salt To taste

Stage Two & Three Ingredients

  • 2 Sprigs Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Bundle Coriander Finely Chopped
  • 1 Bulb Garlic Peeled and Minced
  • 1-2 Large Vidalia Onion Chopped
  • 3-4 Fresh Chilies Various types, choose from: Banana, Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, Jalapeno and Mulatos
  • 3/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds Crushed
  • 2 26oz Tinned Whole Tomatoes Roughly chopped (put a knife into the jar and stir it a bit)


Stage One

  • Assemble all of the first ingredient group in a roasting pan, cover and cook overnight.

Stage Two

  • Heat a heavy large frying pan with half the oil.
  • Cook half of the onion, peppers and garlic with the cumin, until the onions and garlic are fragrant.
  • Add this mixture to the beans along with half of the tomatoes, cover, and cook for 4-6 hours.
  • One hour before serving the chili, put the second half of the oil, onion, peppers and garlic.into a large frying pan and again, cook until they are fragrant.
  • Add this mixture to the chili with the rest of the tomatoes.
  • Cover and cook for the final hour.
  • Serve, or cool and freeze in small portions for later use.
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