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Three Bean Chili

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (or 3 teaspoons garlic powder)
  • 2 jalapeños, diced with seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1 can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, with juices 
  • 1 1/2 cup water 


  1. In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium heat, cook onion for 7 minutes or until tender. 
  2. Add the garlic, jalapeno, and chili and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. 
  3. Add the beans, tomatoes, and water or broth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover with a lid leaving room for steam to escape, and simmer for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add more liquid as needed. Serve hot. 

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