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Four-Star Chili Recipe

Four-Star Chili Recipe

This spicy chili features traditional ingredients like ground beef, green peppers and tomatoes, but carrots and white beans, make it deliciously different. Serve it over rice for a hearty meal. - Frank Fenti, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1-3/4 hours YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 large green peppers, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, finely chopped
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons pepper blend
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Sour cream
  • Shredded Colby cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a stockpot, cook the beef, green peppers and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Add the tomatoes, beans, broth, carrot, celery, jalapenos and seasonings; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until thick and bubbly.
  • 2. Serve with rice, sour cream and cheese. Yield: 18 servings (4-1/4 quarts).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 106 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.