This chili comes together easily! You can use either canned or dry beans. Dry beans will add a couple hours of cooking time, but it’s almost all hands off time and the flavor of the beans is terrific.
If you use canned beans, pick a good brand. I like Bush’s cannellini beans. S&W has decent flavor too. Some of the organic, low salt canned beans brands are some of the most bland tasting beans ever sold. If you use those, you’ll need to add more salt than you would expect.
Like so many stews, this chili is even better the next day when the flavors have had more chance to meld. The chili will last several days in the fridge. Enjoy!