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Easy Three Bean Chili recipe

This easy Three Bean Chili recipe is a plant-based meal that will be one of your favorites.
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy three bean chili recipe, three bean chili, Three bean chili recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Author: Rachel Quenzer


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, diced
  • 3 tsp. garlic, pureed
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped and seeds removed if you don't want the spice
  • 3 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 cans Bush’s Mixed Chili Beans (15.5 oz.)
  • 2 cans Bush’s Black Beans
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste I like to sprinkle some sea salt on top of each bowl
  • Toppings: Sour Cream, cilantro, parsley, red pepper flakes


  • Add the olive oil to a large pot or Dutch oven and heat
  • Add in the onions and jalapeños and cook for three minutes stirring regularly
  • Add in the garlic puree, the chili powder and cocoa powder and cook for two more minutes, coating the vegetables and stirring continuously.
  • Add in the beans, tomatoes, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes to two hours. The longer it goes, the better the flavor but it can work and be delicious in 20 minutes.
  • Serve immediately