Anasazi Bean Chili

Using these beans are amazing, not only do they take only 30 minutes to cook, they digest much more easily than other beans.  Click here for a post on Anasazi Beans if you’d like more information and history about them.

I made this pot of chili in less than an hour!

Anasazi Chili

Makes Approx. 9 servings – My husband and I each had 1 1/2 bowls for supper, then I froze 3 containers with about 3 cups in each.

Soak 1 lb. Organic Anasazi Beans in cold water for 10 – 12 hours.  Drain. Rinse.

Real-SaltPut in large pot. Put in enough water to cover beans plus 1 inch over.  Add 1 Tbsp. EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), and 1 teaspoon Salt (We use Real Salt).  Bring to boil. Cook 30 minutes on medium-low heat or until beans are tender. Most other dried beans will take anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to cook!

Cooking Anasazi Beans

Meanwhile brown 3/4 lb. organic ground beef  in large skillet with 1 Tbsp. EVOO and 1 cup chopped onion, salt and pepper.

browned ground beef with onion

Muir-Glen-Organic-Tomato-PureeWhen beans are tender add 3 cloves Minced Garlic, the browned ground beef mixture, 1 1/2 cup Muir Glenn Pureed Organic Tomatoes, 3 teaspoons Organic Chili Powder, 2 teaspoons Salt or to taste. To thicken slightly, in 1/4 cup cold water mix 4 rounded teaspoons Tapioca Flour (or thickener of your choice).  Add to chili and stir.  Heat thoroughly for about 10 minutes*.  Serve. Sometimes  I like to sprinkle a little Organic Cayenne Pepper on my chili for added heat!

*I don’t cook tomato products more than 10 minutes if I can help it because of the FGA (Free Glutamic Acids or MSG) that can be produced right in the pot!!! Check out my post –  MSG 101!

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