A Mexican meat and bean dish, similar to chili

I got this recipe from A Primer on Bean Cookery by the California Dry Bean Advisory Board. While not a true chili, chalupa is a Mexican-American favorite for a hearty lunch or supper. It may be made ahead and reheated, and it freezes well.


(Serves 8)


  1. Put all ingredients in a dutch oven, an electric crockery cooker, or a heavy kettle.
  2. Cover and simmer about 5 hours, or until the roast falls apart and the beans are done.
  3. Uncover and cook about 1/2 hour, until the desired thickness is achieved.


Chili powder is a mixture of spices, consisting mainly of ground dried chili peppers. This recipe may be served with corn chips and condiments (including chopped tomato, chopped avocado, chopped onion, shredded lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, and hot sauce).


Difficulty: Easy.
Time: 5 minutes preparation, 5-6 hours cooking.
Precision: no need to measure.


Jeff Lichtman 
Relational Technology, Inc. 
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Recipe last modified: 13 Mar 86

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