Threadgills Texas Chili Beans

Threadgills is known as one of Austin, Texas best place to eat. They understand what makes Texas cooking so special. Here is their recipe from their cookbook for their Chili Beans.

bowl of chili beans

You can make a bowl of Threadgills chili beans anytime.

Threadgills Texas Chili Beans

Make these classic Threadgills Texas Chili Beans at home. 
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Beans, Pinto Beans
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 66kcal


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


  • Clean and rinse pinto beans (be sure to pick through dry beans carefully). 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. Makes 2 quarts


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 211mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Paulyb5111

    What is “chili sauce”? Chili powder is in a million recipies but this is the first I’ve heard of chili sauce.

  2. Paulyb5111

    What is “chili sauce”? Chili powder is in a million recipies but this is the first I’ve heard of chili sauce.

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