Spicy Three Bean Chili

Servings: 8 to 10

If you are looking for a hot and hearty meal that is sure to fill you up, look no further than this
spicy three bean chili. Made with a blend of black beans, pinto beans, and red kidney beans
this chili is packed with protein as well as flavor.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cored and chopped
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 large jalapenos, seeded and minced
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup cracked wheat, uncooked (also known as bulgur)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons minced garlic
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch cayenne
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fresh chopped chives



  1. Heat the oil in a stockpot over medium-high heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, red pepper, carrot and jalapeno – sauté for 6 to 8 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  3. Stir in the diced tomatoes along with the beans, cracked wheat, garlic, and water.
  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne then bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer on medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes until thick and hot.
  6. Spoon the chili into bowls and garnish with shredded cheese and chopped chives to serve.

Spicy Three Bean Chili

Nutritional Information:

480 calories per serving, 3.5g fat, 87g carbs, 29g protein, 21.5g fiber. 

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