Beef and Three-Bean Chili Recipe

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“This is one of my favorite recipes; it makes my kitchen smell so good! We love eating it with homemade bread or cornbread.” -Nancy Whitford of Edwards, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/3 cups chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without sour cream) equals 309 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle beef with chili powder. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown beef and onion in oil.
  2. Meanwhile, in a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray, combine the beans, tomatoes, broth, tomato paste, jalapenos, brown sugar, garlic, salt, pepper and cumin. Stir in the beef, onion and drippings.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as Beef and Three-Bean Chili in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p62

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without sour cream) equals 309 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 620 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Made as directed, came out great, Next time i used went 50/50 with beef stew mean and ground beef and added corn lol..came out great also"

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Reviewed Jan. 5, 2014

"It was great and flavorful, even my 2-year-old said it was yummy. I will be making it again, but I may modify it to make it a little thicker."

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Reviewed Sep. 5, 2011

"If I were to make this again, I would up the spices and cut back on the tomatoes. Overall it was good, but needs more seasoning."

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Reviewed Mar. 28, 2010

"This was so good! I used venison steak cut into chunks and it turned out great."

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Reviewed Feb. 7, 2010

"Excellent!"

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