Three Bean and Beef Chili

Three Bean and Beef Chili
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 228.9
  • Total Fat: 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 18.3 mg
  • Sodium: 596.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 35.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 11.0 g
  • Protein: 18.8 g

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Low fat, high fiber, lower sodium. Low fat, high fiber, lower sodium.
Number of Servings: 12


    1/2 yellow onion, chopped
    1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped
    1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
    4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
    1/2 cup beef broth
    1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
    2 (15-ounce) can black beans, reduced sodium, drained
    2 (15-ounce) can dark red kidney beans, reduced sodium, drained
    1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce, give or take depending on preference
    1 teaspoon coarse salt, optional
    1 (15 ounce) can refried beans (traditional, spicy or vegetarian)
    1 pound 96% lean ground beef


Cook and brown the ground beef ahead of time to add it to the chili at the end.

Coat the bottom of a deep pot with cooking spray and combine onion, peppers, and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes to soften the vegetables then add the broth. Add crushed tomatoes, black beans, red kidney beans, and stir.

Stir in chili powder, hot sauce and salt. Allow a few minutes to boil. Thicken chili by stirring in refried beans and cooked ground beef. Simmer over low heat about 5 to 10 minutes longer to allow refried beans to mix thoroughly. Then serve.

Vegetarian version: Use vegetarian refried beans and omit beef (or use a tofu/soy meat substitution).

Makes approximately 12 servings (1 cup).

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ROSERED5.

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    sounds good to me cant wait to try. - 10/3/09