Secret Recipes

Threadgill's Texas Chili Beans

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  • 1 lbs pinto beans
  • 3 quarts cold water
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Sliced onions for garnish


Pick through dry pinto beans carefully, then rinse. Soak overnight in cold water to cover well.

Drain beans and place all ingredients except salt into 4-quart pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook about 90 minutes or until beans are tender.

Add salt to taste and garnish with sliced onion.

2 quarts