Texans have strong opinions about their chili recipes. The meat must be cubed--never ground--and beans and canned tomatoes may be served alongside--but are never stirred into the mixture!

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
2 hrs


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle beef with 1/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, brown beef, one-third at a time, in hot oil. (Add more oil during cooking, if necessary.) Remove beef from Dutch oven.

  • Add the 4 chopped onions to Dutch oven; cook over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in chili powder, cornmeal, garlic, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper; cook for 30 seconds.

  • Stir in browned beef, beef broth, the water, brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover; simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. If desired, top each serving with chopped onion.

Nutrition Facts

448 calories; protein 53g 106% DV; carbohydrates 19g 6% DV; dietary fiber 4g 16% DV; fat 17g 26% DV; saturated fat 5g 25% DV; cholesterol 107mg 36% DV.