Beef and Bean Chili
En Español (Spanish Version)

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

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size8 ozCalories 274 *Total Fat10 gSaturated Fat2 gCholesterol65 mgSodium159 mg
Drain fat from cooked beef to lower the amount of calories and fat.

Servings and Times
Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresLean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut in 1 inch cubes2 poundsVegetable oil3 tablespoonsWater2 cupsGarlic, minced2 teaspoonsOnion, finely chopped1 largeFlour1 tablespoonChili powder2 teaspoonsGreen pepper, chopped1Tomatoes, chopped2 pounds (3 cups)Oregano1 tablespoonCumin1 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.

  • Directions
  • Brown meat in a large skillet with half of vegetable oil. Add water. Simmer covered for 1 hour until meat is tender.
  • 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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