• Classic Chili

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 1
    Calories 372
    Total Fat 15 g
    Saturated Fat 6 g
    Sodium 517 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 29 g
    Dietary Fiber 7 g
    Protein 33 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 4
    Tip: Save the leftovers for lunch.

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    90% reduced-fat ground beef 1 pound
    Small white onion, chopped 1
    Green bell pepper, chopped 1
    Garlic cloves, minced 2
    Diced tomatoes with added puree 1 (28-ounce) can
    Kidney beans, drained 1 (16-ounce) can
    Cumin 3 tablespoons
    Chili powder 2 tablespoons
    Dried oregano 1½ teaspoons
    Salt ¼ teaspoon
    Light sour cream ¼ cup
    Reduced-fat grated cheddar cheese ¼ cup
    1. Heat a Dutch oven or large pot over medium-high heat. Add beef and brown, breaking with a wooden spoon or spatula until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
    2. Stir in onion, pepper, and garlic. Cook 3-4 minutes, until vegetables are slightly softened.
    3. Add tomatoes and beans to the pot. Stir in cumin, chili powder, oregano, and salt.
    4. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes or more, until the chili reaches desired thickness.
    5. Top each bowl of chili with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon cheese.

    Exchanges3 lean meats; 1.5 very lean meat substitutes; 1.5 starches; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Crusty Bread (Italian or French)

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