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Good Crud

A hearty and warming hamburger and bean chili.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: casserole, chili, Hamburger
Servings: 12 cups


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 each yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced*
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can kidney beans, 15 oz drained and rinsed
  • 10 oz frozen corn kernels**
  • 8 floz water
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin*
  • 2 floz BBQ sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt*


  • Heat a 4-6 quart soup pot and add the ground beef. Break it apart so that it starts to cook.
  • Add the diced onions and cook until the onions are soft. Add the minced garlic and cook 2 more minutes.
  • Stir in the can of diced tomatoes and then add the kidney beans and corn. Stir in the water.
  • Mix in the chili powder, cumin and BBQ sauce and bring to a low simmer. Cover and cook for 45 minutes to an hour. Or, if the pot and lid are oven safe, place in 350 degree oven and cook.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning and salt prior to serving.


*Addition to original recipe.
**Change to original recipe. For the corn, I changed from canned to frozen kernels, specifically a fire roasted kind they sell at Trader Joe's which are really flavorful and sweet with a bit of char.
I think this dish would also work well in a crock pot, though I have not tried it.