Zippy Baked Bean Chili

  1. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1/2 cup chopped onion
    3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
    8 ounces sausage, cooked, crumbled and drained
    8 ounces ground beef, cooked and drained
    1 (16-ounce) can pork and beans
  2. 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed tomato soup
    1 cup beef broth
    1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilies
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    2 teaspoons ground cumin
    1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  1. Heat oil in large saucepan; add onion and garlic. Cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add sausage, beef, beans, soup, broth, chiles, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Season with salt and ground black pepper.
  4. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
  5. Makes 4 servings

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