3-Can Chili

3-Can Chili
Makes: 6 Servings
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With almost no cooking required to prepare this chili, just open cans of beans, corn, and tomatoes, and heat everything together in a pan!


1 can beans, low-sodium undrained (pinto, kidney, red, or black 15.5 ounces)
1 can corn, drained (15 ounces, or 10-ounce package of frozen corn)
1 can crushed tomatoes, undrained (15 ounces)
  chili powder (to taste)


1) Place the contents of all 3 cans into a pan.

2) Add chili powder to taste.

3) Stir to mix

4) Continue to stir over medium heat until heated thoroughly.

5) Refrigerate leftovers.



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I do like this My 3 cans are diced green chilis, diced tomatos, drained kidney beans - never thought about adding corn, that will be in my next batch. I also use the pre-packaged chili seasonings to get the spices just right. Serve with shredded cheese and sour cream.. yumm
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Fantastic This turned out great! I doubled the recipe and added black and kidney beans and beef! Turned out amazing! Did have to add a LOT of chili powder to make it taste like chili! Great and VERY easy to make!
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My digestive system does not tolerate chili powder very well. I substitute black pepper. A teaspoon of oregano adds a nice flavor as well. I let it simmer for 10-15 minutes so the flavors can meld. This is a really cheap simple meal that provides complete protein comparable to meat because mixing corn and beans together creates the complete protein. Though it is not as high in protein as meat, at least you are getting these nutrients if you are vegetarian and/or if you are not buying meat to save money. It also has a good shelf life as it's made from ingredients that keep for a long time.
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I get that it is the recommended serving size, but realistically this would probably only feed 2-3 people.
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