Red Bean Chili

I learned recently that Hubby loves chili. I have only eaten it once in my life — just a few bites at a potluck last year — and I can’t even remember how it tasted. So I was searching for a “good,” simple chili recipe without exactly knowing the definiton of “good.” Luckily, I came across Smitten Kitchen’s post on a Red Bean Chili recipe adapted from Real Simple magazine. Kate raved about it as well, so I decided to give it a try.

Red Bean Chili

It was fabulous. Hubby really liked the flavor, and I thought it was very good too (even though I’m not a huge chili fan in general). Best of all, it was super easy! Now I just need to find two things: a less expensive source of chili powder (because the 1/3 cup used almost my entire jar from McCormicks), and a great cornbread recipe to go along with the chili!

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7 Comments on “Red Bean Chili”

  1. mari says:

    yay! i’ve never made chili but i’m super excited to make this. Rob loves chili but it’s not something I grew up with either. We’re going to make it tomorrow night – thank you for the heads up!

  2. Peacock Chic says:

    YUM!! That looks soooo good!

  3. Beth says:

    Before I forget, we tried this cornbread recipe last fall and liked it: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Grandmothers-Buttermilk-Cornbread/Detail.aspx.

    Your chili looks great! I always think it’s interesting when I discover something I didn’t know about my husband. I just recently learned that he doesn’t like to drink water with dinner. We’ve been married 20+ years and he rarely has water with dinner, so how did I not figure that out?! 🙂

    I’ve purchased large containers of chili powder at Sam’s and Kroger, if you have either of those stores near you.

  4. Oiyi says:

    Looks great! But my husband would require a side of rice with it. He is so Chinese sometimes.

  5. Sarah says:

    Looks great!! If you can handle spicy… my boyfriend has been begging me to make this cornbread: http://dishingupdelights.blogspot.com/2008/07/i-love-this-cornbread-so-much.html

    I’m not a spice fan, though, so I’m thinking about this one instead 🙂
    http://melissamckelvey.com/?p=141

    Love your blog!

  6. Stephanie says:

    I have a great chili recipe that uses beef, chorizo, and ground pork – plus beer. It’s my favorite by far. Let me know if you’re interested and I’ll send it to you. And that gives me an idea for a blog post! Pioneer Woman Cooks (if you don’t read her cooking portion of her blog, I think you’d like it) has a great cornbread recipe. I’ll see if I can find it for you.

  7. joyce says:

    I’ll e-mail you a chili recipe I have — it’s “semi-homemade” – plus I have an easy corn bread recipe that’s really good too – and also semi-homemade”. Give me a couple days =)