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Chipotle-Black Bean Chili

 Chipotle-Black Bean Chili
“This thick, slow-cooked chili is special to me because it ‘cooks itself’ while I’m at work. My family and friends love it. It’s really nice served with corn bread.” —Patricia Nieh, Portola Valley, California
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 pounds), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Optional toppings: shredded Monterey Jack cheese, reduced-fat sour cream, minced fresh cilantro and lime wedges

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the beans, tomatoes, onion, green pepper,
  • chipotle peppers, adobo sauce and garlic. In another bowl, combine
  • the beef, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Pour half of the tomato mixture into a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; add
  • the beef. Top with remaining tomato mixture. Cover and cook on low
  • for 7-9 hours or until meat is tender. Serve with toppings of your
  • choice. Yield: 8 servings (2-1/2 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/4 cup (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 343 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 772 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 29 g protein.