There is so much flexibility with this recipe! Add beans or don’t add beans. Change the type of beans if you want! Add peanut butter or don’t add peanut butter. Include hot peppers or leave them out. The base of this recipe is so good, and you can adapt it to your family’s taste. Simmer it on the cooktop for 20-25 minutes. In the slow cooker, let it simmer for four to five hours. In the Instant Pot, set it for ten to fifteen minutes high pressure.
Optional: My husband likes to add a few tablespoons of brown sugar or peanut butter (or both.) I do not. You can choose.
Serve topped with cheese.