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red bean chili

Red Bean Chili

With Love, Melissa. Recipe modified from Smitten Kitchen.
This chili will warm you up from the inside out.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • 1 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Lb Ground Turkey
  • 1 Medium Onion, chopped
  • 5 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Cup Beef Broth
  • 2 Rounded Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 15oz Can Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 15oz Cans Kidney Beans, drained
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar


  • In a large skillet on medium heat, cook the ground beef and turkey until browned. Add in the chopped onion and cook until translucent, a couple minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for another minute.
  • Add in the beef broth, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, and cocoa. Reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
  • Add in the drained kidney beans, salt and vinegar. Simmer another 10 minutes. Taste and adjust spices if needed. Serve with guacamole and cornbread.
Keyword Chili, Comfort Food