This healthy basic beef chili recipe is well worth doubling so you can throw a batch in the freezer. Serve topped with diced red onion, sliced scallions, shredded cheese and your favorite hot sauce.

Robb Walsh
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions, peppers and garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, about 15 minutes. Add beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 7 to 8 minutes. Add water, tomatoes and their juice, tomato paste, bay leaves, chili powder, cumin, vinegar, salt, pepper and cayenne; stir well to combine. Cover and simmer over low heat for 1 hour.

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  • Stir in beans and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes more. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

303.4 calories; protein 26.7g 54% DV; carbohydrates 22.8g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 7.8g 31% DV; sugars 7.4g; fat 12.5g 19% DV; saturated fat 4.1g 21% DV; cholesterol 71.8mg 24% DV; vitamin a iu 1897IU 38% DV; vitamin c 46mg 77% DV; folate 53.8mcg 14% DV; calcium 80.6mg 8% DV; iron 4.8mg 27% DV; magnesium 61.5mg 22% DV; potassium 940.1mg 26% DV; sodium 673.8mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.4mg 44% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2018
One of those rare recipes that were liked by all at the table. (My kids hate spicy...) I add a few pickled jalapenos to my bowl. I don't know why everyone liked it but I think it was the abundance of tomato paste which added a sweetness. I hid the leftovers for myself to take to work... Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2016
So good! Could be spicier though. Read More