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Three Bean Chili with Bacon | You will love this colorful, delicious and healthy three bean chili. Roasted bell peppers and bacon add an extra flavor kick. | heavenlyhomecooking.com

Three-Bean Chili with Bacon

Heavenly Home Cooking
You will love this colorful, delicious and healthy three-bean chili. Roasted bell peppers and bacon add an extra flavor kick.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dishes/Entrees
Cuisine Southwestern
Servings 6 servings
Calories 271 kcal


  • baking sheet
  • Soup pot


  • 2 large green bell peppers
  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 8 oz. bacon (I used maple) cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans
  • 1 15 oz. can white kidney beans
  • 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 scallions (green onions) thinly sliced


  • Position your oven rack 4 inches from broiler. Preheat the broiler. Place the bell peppers on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Broil, turning frequently with tongs, until the skin blackens all over, about 10 minutes. Transfer the peppers to a bowl and cover with a plate, and steam until the skin loosens, about 10 minutes. Peel, remove stem and seeds and coarsely chop. Set aside.
  • In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and bacon and saute, stirring constantly, until the onion is soft and lightly golden, about 6 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt. Cook until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the roasted peppers, beans, tomatoes, and cilantro and cook until everything is heated through, about 5-6 minutes.
    Ladle the chili into individual bowls and sprinkle with the cheese and scallions.


Recipe slightly adapted from the Mayo Clinic Award-Winning Healthy Recipes cookbook

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 271kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 11g (4%)Protein: 7g (14%)Fat: 23g (35%)Saturated Fat: 6g (38%)Cholesterol: 25mg (8%)Sodium: 670mg (29%)Potassium: 390mg (11%)Fiber: 4g (17%)Sugar: 5g (6%)Vitamin A: 2495IU (50%)Vitamin C: 117mg (142%)Calcium: 47mg (5%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Nutritional information provided is for one serving and is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Total Servings 6 servings
Keyword easy, healthy, quick
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