What Are Chili Beans?

updated May 2, 2019
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Q: Chili beans are an ingredient in your Pumpkin Chili recipe. I would really like to make this, but I am not sure what chili beans are.

Sent by Ellen

Editor: Chili beans are something you’ll find in the canned good aisle at your grocery store. I believe they are usually pinto beans in a mild chili-spiked sauce. If you can’t find chili beans, you can likely just substitute pinto beans.

Readers, what do you think? Do you often cook with chili beans?