Recipe: 5 Bean Chili

5 Bean ChiliLast weekend a storm system came through Phoenix, dumping lots of rain (for our area) 4 days in a row and dropping temps to the mid-80s.  Of course here in Phoenix that is Fall Weather and we were loving it! Knowing it wouldn’t last, I took advantage and made my recipe for 5 Bean Chili.  I usually make cornbread with it, but we had some bread I needed to use. Topped with grandpa’s homemade apricot jam and paired with the chili, it was the perfect ‘cold weather’ meal.

Five Bean Chili

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5 Bean Chili
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  • 2lbs ground beef, cooked
  • 12 oz package of bacon, cut in pieces and fried
  • 2 -14oz cans of diced tomatoes, undrained (use the ones with diced green chilis for an extra kick)
  • 1 - 15oz can Chili Beans, indrained
  • 1 - 15oz can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15oz can Kidney Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15oz can Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 - 15oz can White Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing (dry)
  • diced onion for garnish
  • shredded cheese for garnish
  • **Any kind of beans can be used, though I've found these to be our favorites**
  1. Combine all ingredients in large pot and simmer on low for 30 minutes. Top with desired amount of diced onions and cheese and serve.



  1. Yum! I am just starting to eat beans again after not liking them for years. My husband would love this too!

  2. That looks yummy, but I probably wouldn’t garnish with onions. lol My oldest son and I love chili! Wish my youngest son liked beans. He’s missing out.

  3. Oh my hubby would love this! I’m not a bean person so I make it – but I won’t eat it haha. I’m pinning!

  4. This looks really good. I’m gonna have to try it when the weather cools off a little more. It’s still too hot here for anything like this. I’m hoping it wont be long though!

  5. I love that mid-80’s is cool weather for you, lol. This is similar to a taco soup I make (I love using the ranch dressing). Next time I make chili I am going to have to try jam on my cornbread 🙂

  6. That looks good.. I might have to try this sometime.

  7. This looks SO yummy! I wish the cool weather would come back & stick around!

  8. Wow! This sounds simple enough! I may need to try this when it gets a little cooler here in Texas. I haven’t ever tried a five-bean chili. I usually only put in one or two types of beans. Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe!

  9. This looks easy and delicious! There’s just something about crisp fall days that calls for a nice warm pot of chili.

  10. I love my chili with beans, and the more the merrier!!! This recipe has everything in it to make it super I’d love to try it!!!

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