Hearty Beef Chili

Hearty Beef Chili

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

For a fall open house, make this beef chili in the slow cooker. As guests arrive, set out chips and cheese and let them help themselves to a bowl.

Ingredients 10 servings

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  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 10-ounce can chopped tomatoes and green chile peppers, undrained
  • 2 cups vegetable juice or tomato juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ pounds beef or pork stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1½ cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green sweet pepper
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, kidney beans, and/or garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
  • Toppers such as shredded cheddar cheese, dairy sour cream, snipped fresh cilantro, and/or pitted ripe olives (optional)


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  1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine both cans of undrained tomatoes, the vegetable juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Stir in the meat, onion, celery, and sweet pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in the beans. Cover and cook for 15 minutes more. Spoon into bowls. If desired, serve with toppers.
  • Tips: For Easy Cleanup: Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 serving
  • Per serving: 204 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 24 g carbohydrates; 22 g protein; 23 mcg folate; 37 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 924 IU vitamin A; 90 mg vitamin C; 81 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 563 mg sodium; 635 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (150% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 2 lean meat, ½ fat

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