Spicy Two Bean Chili

  1. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    2 medium (1 cup) onions, chopped
    2 ribs (1 cup) celery, sliced
    1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
    1 cup beer or vegetable broth
    1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes, cut up
    1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
    1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed, drained
  2. 1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
    LAND O LAKESĀ® Sour Cream , if desired
    Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired
  1. Heat oil in 3-quart saucepan; add onions, celery and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until tender (3 to 4 minutes).
  2. Stir in all remaining chili ingredients. Continue cooking until mixture comes to a full boil (10 to 15 minutes).
  3. Reduce heat to low. Cover; cook, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes.
  4. Top each serving with sour cream and cilantro.
  5. Makes 5 servings
  6. Recipe by Land O Lakes, Inc.

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