Now We're Cookin': Three Bean Chili

Game day food doesn't always have to be unhealthy. Beans are a rich source of protein, fiber and B vitamins, making this recipe filling and delicious for your next tailgate or night in watching the big game.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ white onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 1 packet low sodium chili seasoning mix
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth


  1. Heat olive oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Add and sauté minced garlic, onion and bell pepper.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients to the pot.
  3. Let mixture come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and let simmer for 30 minutes.

Serves 12 - 1 cup servings
Nutrition Facts for 1 serving or 1 cup

Calories: 135
Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 198 mg
Carbohydrate: 22 g
Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 7 g

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