(from Guestbook 207) Don Lundy said:

Here's a recipe my mother passed along to my wife years ago. It was given to my mother by an employee at a TPS cafeteria. Enjoy!

Brown Bean Chowder
Tulsa Public Schools Recipe

Serves 12


1 lb. pinto beans
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 ½ Tsp. salt

1 lb. coarse ground beef
½ medium onion, chopped
½ Tsp garlic powder

1 2/3 cups tomato puree
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. salt
Bread crumbs

Cook beans in three quarts water (or more depending on dryness of beans. When beans are nearly done, add 2 Tbsp. chili powder and 1 ½ Tsp salt. While beans are cooking, combine meat, onion and garlic and brown in skillet, stirring frequently.

Add 1 2/3 cups tomato puree, 1 Tbsp. chili powder, 1 Tbsp salt and bread crumbs Combine meat mixture and beans.

May add more water for thickness desired or chili powder to season as needed.

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