Beef & Bean Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 284.6
  • Total Fat: 15.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.8 mg
  • Sodium: 247.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 17.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.0 g
  • Protein: 19.9 g

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Adding beans to this chili helps to lower the fat and cholesterol in each serving. Adding beans to this chili helps to lower the fat and cholesterol in each serving.


    • 2 lb. lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut in 1-inch cubes
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 cups water
    • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 large onion, finely chopped
    • 1 tablespoon whole grain flour
    • 2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 lb. tomatoes, chopped (3 C)
    • 1 tablespoon oregano
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 2 cups canned kidney beans


1. Brown meat in a large skillet with half of the olive oil. Add water. Simmer covered for 1 hour until meat is tender.

2. Heat remaining oil in second skillet. Add garlic and onion and cook over low heat until onion is softened. Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Add the garlic-onion-flour mixture to the cooked meat. Then add the remaining ingredients to the meat mixture. Simmer 1/2 hour.

Yield: 9 servings--Serving Size: 8 oz

TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

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  • Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this but used ground turkey and substituted one can of black beans for one can of the kidney beans. Very good! - 4/22/08

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  • 6 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Healthier: switch from beef to ground turkey, reduce the oil from 3 T to 1 T, add chopped celery, carrots and bell peppers (as much as you want) and add chopped jalapenos or chipotle peppers. Adding spice causes you to eat slower and eat less plus increases your thirst level (water is best!) - 6/16/08

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I use masa harina (corn flour) for a gluten free version. This is a pretty decent basic chili recipe. I add 1/4 tsp. crushed dried cilantro, 1 chopped dried ancho chili pod, and 1/2 chopped pickled jalapeno pepper for a bit of extra spice. (grew up in the southwest) - 3/19/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this for company and my family for the first time tonight and it was really good! I would have added a few more spices and I made it turkey, but it was wonderful. Thank! - 9/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Simple to make and yummy! - 3/27/08

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