Thursday, March 31, 2011

Three Bean Chili Mole

It may seem an obvious choice when a "secret" ingredient is a bean, but at last glance nary a chili had been submitted to the SOS Kitchen Challenge. I have been perfecting this particular recipe for a few years, and it seemed like a great idea to change it up with the adzuki beans.

Three Bean Chili Mole

1-15 oz. can ad(z)uki beans
1-15 oz. can black beans
1-15 oz. can dark red kidney beans
1-15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes
1-15 oz. can diced tomatoes with green chili's
1 small can tomato paste
1 package McCormick Taco seasoning
1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 Tablespoon chipotle chili powder

Open all the cans. Drain and rinse beans in a large colander. Dump beans, tomatoes, and tomato paste in the crock pot. Stir well.

Add seasonings, and stir again. Cook on high for 3-4 hours stirring occasionally. Serve with shredded cheese and Adzuki Bean Bread.

Also posted on It's a Keeper!


  1. I've never tried this in a crock pot. It sounds sooooo good!

  2. Wow, you are definitely on a roll this month! And this recipe couldn't be easier or more delicious sounding. I love the instruction to "open all the cans"! ;) Thanks so much for another "keeper" recipe!

  3. I don't think I've ever tried a chili recipe before... This one sounds great!

  4. What a beautiful blog you have and I love chili! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thank you all for visiting and your kind words. :)

    There is something to be said for stating the obvious! :)