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.

Directions

  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.