5 Alarm Chili

5 Alarm Chili
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 423.2
  • Total Fat: 14.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 101.3 mg
  • Sodium: 275.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g
  • Protein: 41.3 g

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Hot chili for cold weather! When you're chilled to the bone, warming up from the inside out is the only way to go! Hot chili for cold weather! When you're chilled to the bone, warming up from the inside out is the only way to go!
Number of Servings: 4


    In a heavy pot, brown a pound of very lean ground beef. Break up the lumps well. Add the 1 1/2 cups chopped onion as this browns and stir. If it begins to stick, add a touch of water.

    Add entire can of tomato sauce & entire can of red beans. Add 1/2 can of water for each can to rinse out the remaining "goo" of sauce. Stir well. If pot is bubbling by now, reduce heat to low and simmer.

    Add 1 Tbs garlic, 1 Tbs chili powder & 1 Tbs oregano leaves. Stir. Add 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, stir, and taste. Let pot simmer. Come back in 5 minutes & taste again. Adjust cayenne to taste. You can make this as many alarms as you want, but it can sneak up on you.

    Divide into 4 equal servings 1 1/2 cups each. Add some water to make the pot come out right.


Add 1/4 cup cheddar cheese per bowl. Count the calories! Good with Corn Cobb Cornbread.
P.S. Heat in sauce, not in meat.


Use a heavy, large pot, such a Dutch oven on the stove top to brown onions and meat together. Add spices, beans & sauce. Reduce heat.

At this point you could slow cook in crock pot, but to reduce liquids correctly, remove top & cook on high till thickened.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings approx 1 1/2 cup each

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user REVCORNIE.

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