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Cajun Chili

 Cajun Chili
Cajun cooking is one of my specialties. For a meaty meal with a little zip, this is the recipe I reach for. I think you'll enjoy every bite.—James Harris, Columbus, Georgia
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over
  • medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, process beans with liquid
  • until smooth. Stir the beans and remaining ingredients into beef
  • mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 35-45
  • minutes. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 356 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 581 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 24 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 32 g protein.