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Cowpoke Chili Recipe
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Cowpoke Chili Recipe

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Many friends and relatives have requested my chili recipe, which I've been using for 25 years. It actually won first place in a local contest, chosen from among 10 other entries. It always comes out delicious. Try it and enjoy! —Ramona Nelson Fairbanks, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:7 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (16 ounces) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups frozen lima beans, thawed
  • Cherry tomatoes, fresh oregano and small chili peppers, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 333 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,003 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the broth, tomato sauce and paste until blended. Add the next 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  2. Add lima beans; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until beans are tender. Garnish with tomatoes, oregano and peppers if desired. Yield: 7 servings.
Originally published as Cowpoke Chili in Taste of Home February/March 2001, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 333 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 1,003 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 10 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2010

"Excellent recipe. Very mild and a bit sweet which was nice for a change. I followed the recipe exactly. Will leave out the lima beans when I make it again. I didn't like the taste and texture of them as a kid and I guess I still don't."

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