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Spaghetti Sauce Three Bean Chili

My Spaghetti Sauce Three Bean Chili Recipe is not only easy to make, it's OMG delicious! Perfect for get-togethers or just to spoil yourself
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 526kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef lean
  • 15 ounce kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 15 ounce chili pinto beans regular pinto beans can be used instead
  • 15 ounce cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 24 ounces your favorite spaghetti sauce or crushed tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • Optional cayenne can be added for extra heat, use with caution. Be careful in adding cayenne if you decide to kick it up a notch as a little goes a long way.
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar optional


  • In a large skillet or pot add the chopped onions, garlic and olive oil. Sauté for a few minutes until the onions are lightly cooked.
  • Add ground meat and begin the browning process. You may need to add additional olive oil.
  • Brown all the meat continuously stirring to break up the meat. (you may find a heavy wire whisk helpful in breaking up the chunks).
  • When the meat is browned begin adding in your seasonings (remember you can always add more after it's cooked for a while).
  • Add spaghetti sauce and beans combining all of the ingredients.
  • Reduce heat to simmer and allow to simmer for 1 - 2 hours, stirring so it won't stick to the bottom.
  • If chili begins to get too thick add a little water until you have the desired consistency
  • Taste and re-season to your taste.
  • If you like your chili spicier add in more chili powder or cayenne pepper.  To add a little sweetness to the chili add in 2 tablespoons of brown sugar.


Calories: 526kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1656mg | Potassium: 1153mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1713IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 8mg