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Chili - Small Red Bean (Sweet)
Serves 6-8 as a meal.


2 lbs. Small Red Beans, dry
1 - 28-oz. can Tomatoes, crushed
3 Onions, medium size
2 Carrots
5-6 Garlic, cloves
1/4 cup Molasses, unsulphured
2 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
2 tbsp. Paprika
1 tbsp. Chili Powder
1 tbsp. Cumin, ground
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
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We prepare this chili recipe in a 6-1/2 quart slow cooker (Crock-Pot).  If you have a smaller slow cooker, or wish to make a smaller batch, cut the recipe in half. 

This recipe will take about 12 hour of cooking time, so we begin cooking the beans the night before we wish to eat the chili, adding the other ingredients in the morning, and letting it cook on "low" until we are ready to eat.

Begin by turning the slow cooker on to "high". 

Heat 12 cups of cold water to boiling and add the slow cooker and cover.

While the water is heating, clean and wash the beans and add to the slow cooker (all the beans should be covered with water). Cover.  When ready to retire for the night, turn the slow cooker down to "low".

In the morning, peel and wash the onions, garlic, and carrots.

Place 1 onion, the garlic and carrots in the container of a high speed blender, cover and run at "high" until the veggies are turned into a puree.  Empty the contents into a microwaveable dish or pot and precook for about 5 minutes.  Add to the slow cooker and mix.

Dice the remaining 2 onions, precook until semi translucent, and add to the slow cooker.

Open the can of tomatoes, and preheat in the pot or dish until it just begins to boil.  Add to the slow cooker.

Add the other ingredients and mix well.  Turn the heat down to "low" and allow to simmer for at least 4-6 hours.

Serve with a large tossed salad and enjoy!

Ingredients information

Beans, Small Red


Chili Powder

Cinnamon, ground

Cumin, ground


Molasses, Unsulphured

Nutmeg, ground

Onions, Yellow


Tomatoes, Crushed

Vinegar, Red Wine

Utensils and Equipment Information

Crock Pot

Dish, Small Ceramic Baking


Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable


The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live! 

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