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Old 01-19-2008, 03:31 PM   #1
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Beans in Chili?

What type of beans do you add to your chili?

Or, don't you add any?

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Old 01-19-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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I use the Eden Foods Black Soy Beans, from Netrition.
They are better if you can slow-cook them for HOURS,
or cook them two days in a row (as in leftovers).
Otherwise they might be a bit on the firm side.
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Old 01-19-2008, 04:50 PM   #3
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Don't add any but make Dana Carpenter's All Meat Chili
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I like chili both with and without beans, so whether I add them depends on my mood at the moment!

When I do add them, I use Eden Black Soybeans.
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I don't "do soy" any more so when I do add beans (and I don't always) I use small red beans. Eden also has those canned, or you can start with dried - I do the "fast soak"method of covering them with a couple inches of water, bring to a boil, then let sit covered for an hour or two. Drain and proceed with your recipe.

They are a little higher in carbs than the black soybeans but lower than most other beans, and we love the texture and flavor of them!
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Old 01-19-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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On another site, I read that a person used canned green beans that had been washed and chopped in the chili. The person thought the green beans were so low in carbs that they would work well in chili. I haven't made any since reading this. I'm going to try this the next time I do make it, though.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:42 AM   #7
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Thanks for all of your responses.
I'll have to check out the nutritional info. on black soybeans.

And, adding chopped grean beans kind of sounds like a good idea, too.
I may try to add fresh chopped grean beans, since I like to cook chili for a long time, anyway.

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[COLOR="DarkGreen"]I never thought of green beans for chili! I always bypass chili cause I hate the beans! Now I can make some I can eat! [/COLOR]
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:50 AM   #9
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Chili and Green Beans

About 30 years ago we used cut up green beans in our WW Chili with
no beans. So now I use it for my LC chili and once in awhile iI will use
the black soy from Eden. I noticed a few days ago that someone posted
a heavenly looking NO BEAN chili. If I find it I'll re-post.
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:55 AM   #10
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Dottie's Texas Chili

Dottie's Texas Chili
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1 pound ground beef
1 large yellow onion – diced
1 can (14.5 ounce) cut diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (14 ounce) beef broth
1 cup water
11/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional: 1 can (15 ounce) black soy beans –drained and rinsed well.
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour Cream

Brown ground beef and onions, breaking up well. Drain well.

Add spices and continue to cook and blend well.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until reduced slightly.

Add beans (if using) in the last 10 minutes, just long enough to heat through. Black soy beans have a softer texture than pinto beans and will break down faster.

Add water or more broth if necessary.

Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.


I have made it over and over. I actually prefer it w/out the black beans...not enough difference in tast to be worth the carbs. I also double the recipe and use one pound of ground beef and one pound of diced stew meat. OMG! gives it great texture and the taste is awesome!

If you are into your cold weather yet and are looking for a recipe for chili that is great this is the one.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:57 PM   #11
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I just made this for lunch, and it was really good. Just my two cents worth.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:08 PM   #12
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I personally don't like beans so I don't use any. Tastes great without in my opinion!! I do add a can of diced tomatoes, and sometimes a can of mushrooms (started out as an accident but became a delicious bonus!).
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I make Dottie's chili all the time, with the Eden black soybeans. I double the recipe, freeze some and have put it on low carb tortilla chips with cheese for Nacho's.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:12 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Barbo View Post
Dottie's Texas Chili
From Lowcarbfriends

1 pound ground beef
1 large yellow onion – diced
1 can (14.5 ounce) cut diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (14 ounce) beef broth
1 cup water
11/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional: 1 can (15 ounce) black soy beans –drained and rinsed well.
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour Cream

Brown ground beef and onions, breaking up well. Drain well.

Add spices and continue to cook and blend well.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until reduced slightly.

Add beans (if using) in the last 10 minutes, just long enough to heat through. Black soy beans have a softer texture than pinto beans and will break down faster.

Add water or more broth if necessary.

Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.


I have made it over and over. I actually prefer it w/out the black beans...not enough difference in tast to be worth the carbs. I also double the recipe and use one pound of ground beef and one pound of diced stew meat. OMG! gives it great texture and the taste is awesome!

If you are into your cold weather yet and are looking for a recipe for chili that is great this is the one.
I give it:

I make this. Its simple and tastes good but spicy, so omit the cayenne if you dont like it hot.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:30 PM   #15
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I do add a can of diced tomatoes, and sometimes a can of mushrooms (started out as an accident but became a delicious bonus!).
I think that chopped, fresh mushrooms would be a great addition to chili.
It would bulk it up some, too!

Thanks, Dawn and everyone for your thoughts and ideas!
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Real chili dont have beans! At least that is what they said when I watched the chili special on Food Network, lol! I have ben using this recipe for years and DH and I both love it.

Crock pot Texas Chili


2 pounds beef - browned
1 small onion – diced
1 jalapeno – diced
1 bell pepper - diced
1 can (14.5 ounce) Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
2 tablespoon tomato paste dissolved in 8 oz water
1 can (14 ounce) beef broth
1 cup water
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to crock pot and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Garnish with:
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour Cream
Chives or Cilantro
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Dottie's Texas Chili
From Lowcarbfriends

1 pound ground beef
1 large yellow onion – diced
1 can (14.5 ounce) cut diced tomatoes
1 can (8 ounce) tomato sauce
1 can (14 ounce) beef broth
1 cup water
11/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Optional: 1 can (15 ounce) black soy beans –drained and rinsed well.
Shredded Cheddar cheese
Sour Cream

Brown ground beef and onions, breaking up well. Drain well.

Add spices and continue to cook and blend well.

Add the remaining ingredients.

Reduce heat, cover and simmer for at least 30 minutes or until reduced slightly.

Add beans (if using) in the last 10 minutes, just long enough to heat through. Black soy beans have a softer texture than pinto beans and will break down faster.

Add water or more broth if necessary.

Serve hot with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream.


I have made it over and over. I actually prefer it w/out the black beans...not enough difference in tast to be worth the carbs. I also double the recipe and use one pound of ground beef and one pound of diced stew meat. OMG! gives it great texture and the taste is awesome!

If you are into your cold weather yet and are looking for a recipe for chili that is great this is the one.
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This sounds gooood. Do you cook it longer becasue of the stew meat or is the stew meat finely diced?

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