Hearty Beef Chili
Recipe from Fitness

Using beef stew meat and two cans of high fiber beans makes this slow cooker chili recipe hearty and healthy.


Hearty Beef Chili

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Ingredients
  • 28   ounces 
    diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 10   ounces 
    chopped tomatoes and green chili peppers, undrained
  • 2   cups 
    vegetable juice or tomato juice
  • 1 - 2   tablespoons 
    chili powder
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1   teaspoon 
    dried oregano, crushed
  • 3   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    beef or pork stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2   cups 
    chopped onion
  • 1 1/2  cups 
    chopped celery
  • 1   cup 
    chopped green bell pepper
  • 2  15  ounce cans 
    black beans, kidney beans, or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  •  
    Reduced-fat cheddar, low-fat sour cream and cilantro (optional)
Directions
1.
In a 6-quart cooker, combine both cans of tomatoes, vegetable juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Mix in the meat, onion, celery, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in the drained beans, then cover and cook for 15 minutes more (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting). Ladle chili into bowls. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 224, Fat, total (g) 6, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 24, fiber (g) 6, pro. (g) 24, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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