Ultimate Ground Beef Chili

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 308.8
  • Total Fat: 9.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 28.4 mg
  • Sodium: 956.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 13.9 g
  • Protein: 17.7 g

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This was originally an EatingWell recipe that I modified to use ground beef and serrano peppers This was originally an EatingWell recipe that I modified to use ground beef and serrano peppers
Number of Servings: 12


    1 pound lean ground beef
    Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
    3 onions, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, seeded and minced
    1 red bell pepper, seeded and minced
    6 cloves garlic, minced
    1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    2 tablespoons chili powder
    1 tablespoon paprika
    2 teaspoons dried oregano
    12 ounces dark or light beer
    1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
    8 sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil), diced into small pieces
    2 bay leaves
    4 15-ounce cans dark kidney beans, rinsed
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons lime juice


1. Brown the ground beef with salt and pepper over medium-high heat.
2. Reduce heat to medium and add onions and bell peppers; cook, stirring frequently, until onions are golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Add garlic, jalapenos, cumin, chili powder, paprika and oregano. Stir until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
3. Add beer and simmer, scraping up any browned bits, for about 3 minutes. Add diced tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, bay leaves. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
4. Add beans; cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until chili has thickened, 30 to 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Note: Be careful when mincing the chili peppers. Try not to get the pepper oils on your hands and do not breath the fumes.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TXTITA.

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