Sep 122015


I have no clue as to why, but most canned chili beans have added wheat. This recipe makes a good replacement for canned chili beans, or it can simply be enjoyed in its own right. It’s super quick and easy and both my boys enjoy it.

Easy Chili Beans


  • 15 ounce can pinto beans or kidney beans OR 1-1/2 to 2 cups homecooked beans
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • Dash black pepper
  • Dash red pepper
  • Salt to taste


Open up the beans. Empty them into a small saucepan. Add the remaining ingredients. Simmer until hot and bubbly. Serve as a main dish with a side of cornbread, hot buttered corn tortillas, or over rice. Or serve as a side dish with a Mexican or South Western themed meal. Top with finely minced onion if you want something really good.

Makes 2 servings.

Per Serving: 197 Calories; 1g Fat (3.6% calories from fat); 11g Protein; 38g Carbohydrate; 12g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 187mg Sodium.

Calories By Percentage: 4% Fat; 75% Carbohydrate; 21% Protein.

Exchanges: 2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

  One Response to “Easy Chili Beans”

  1. Another winner Maggie! These are very tasty!

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