Old Texas Settlers Bean Chili

  1. 1 pound ground beef
  2. 1 large onion
  3. 1 can kidney beans plus all of the liquid
  4. 1 can pinto beans plus all of the liquid
  5. 1 can butter beans plus all of the liquid
  6. 1 can pork and beans plus all of the liquid
  7. 1/4 cup dark molasses
  8. 1/4 cup ketchup
  9. 1/4 cup white sugar
  10. 1/4 cup brown sugar
  11. 1 tablespoon chili powder
  12. 1 tablespoon mustard
  13. 1 - 2 shakes hot sauce, optional
  1. Brown meat. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Combine all ingredients in large roasting pan.
  2. When pouring in beans, MAKE SURE you pour in ALL of the liquid. Do not omit anything or taste will suffer.
  3. Cook in oven for 1 hour. Remove and let cool for 20 minutes before serving.
  4. Recipe will produce about 4-6 bowls. Double recipe for large gatherings.
  5. Comment from Hally: I have found that for a thick great tasting chili, refrigerate overnight then cook on low in a Crock Pot for 1-2 hours the next day.
  6. Contributed by Hally Lott

Chili Trivia:

  • Chili is the official state food of Texas
  • Cincinnati Chili was inspired by Greek and Macedonian immigrants around the turn of the 20th century
  • The intensity of heat in the taste of the Chile peppers usually decreases as the size of the pepper increases