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Chili Beans Chili

This is a chili you can't mess up. Trust us. Made with Bush's® Chili Beans, this chili is easy, perfectly spiced and ready in just under an hour. Have it for a simple weeknight dinner or no-fuss entertaining. And you can stick to one pan for easy cleanup! Bush's® Chili Beans are made just for chili. Already simmered in a special blend of chili peppers, spices, garlic and onion, they're the secret ingredient for an extra-flavorful dish.

  • Prep Time

    10 Mins

  • Cook Time

    50 Mins

  • Serves


Bean and beef chili in a white bowl with spoon on a red tray.

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Serves: 6

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 pieces celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cans (16 oz) Bush's® Pinto Beans in a Mild Chili Sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce

Optional Toppings

Shredded cheese Green onions

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Cooking Instructions

  1. 1

    Heat oil in skillet.

    • Oil

  2. 2

    Cook beef until lightly browned. Push to one side of pan.

    • Beef

  3. 3

    Add onion, garlic, and celery. Cook until soft.

    • Onion

    • Garlic

    • Celery

  4. 4

    Drain excess fat.

    • 5

      Mix in remaining ingredients.

      • 2 cans of beans

      • Water

      • Salt

      • Pepper

      • Sugar

      • Chili powder

      • Ketchup

      • Cayenne pepper or hot pepper sauce

    • 6

      Mix well, simmer 30 to 45 minutes.

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