• Beef and Bean Chili

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

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 8 oz
    Calories 274 *
    Total Fat 10 g
    Saturated Fat 2 g
    Cholesterol 65 mg
    Sodium 159 mg
    Drain fat from cooked beef to lower the amount of calories and fat.

    Servings and Times

    Servings 9

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut in 1 inch cubes 2 pounds
    Vegetable oil 3 tablespoons
    Water 2 cups
    Garlic, minced 2 teaspoons
    Onion, finely chopped 1 large
    Flour 1 tablespoon
    Chili powder 2 teaspoons
    Green pepper, chopped 1
    Tomatoes, chopped 2 pounds (3 cups)
    Oregano 1 tablespoon
    Cumin 1 teaspoon
    Canned kidney beans * 2 cups
    To cut back on sodium, try using "no salt added" canned kidney beans, or use beans prepared at home without salt.
    1. Brown meat in a large skillet with half of vegetable oil. Add water. Simmer covered for 1 hour until meat is tender.
    2. Heat remaining vegetable 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.

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