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Thick & Hearty Two-Bean Chili

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 45 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 492 1 serving

Refried beans and kidney beans come together with ground beef and picante sauce to make this satisfying chili in less than one hour.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups Pace® Picante Sauce
  • 1 can (about 16 ounces) fat free refried beans
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (about 15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


  • Step 1

    Cook the beef in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat until well browned, stirring often to separate meat.  Pour off any fat.

  • Step 2

    Stir the picante sauce, refried beans, tomatoes, chili powder and garlic powder in the saucepan and heat to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cover and cook for 20 minutes.  Stir in the kidney beans and cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling.  Sprinkle with shredded Cheddar cheese, if desired

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Calories 492
Total Fat 20 g
Sat. Fat 7.7 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 82 mg
Sodium 1825 mg
Total Carb 40 g
Dietary Fiber 15 g
Sugar 7 g
Protein 35 g
Vitamin D 0 %DV
Calcium 14 %DV
Iron 28 %DV
Potassium 23 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.