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.