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Fully Loaded Chili Recipe
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Fully Loaded Chili Recipe

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With lean ground beef, four types of beans and lots of seasonings and toppings, this chili is truly "fully-loaded." But those aren't the only heavyweights in here; every serving provides a hefty 26 g protein and 11 g fiber. —Cynthia Baca, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 40 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • GARNISHES:
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chip scoops
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 351 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 762 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 1 vegetable 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the beef, onion and pepper until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the water, tomato sauce, beans, cocoa, hot sauce and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  3. Garnish each serving with 1 tablespoon each of sour cream, crushed chips and cheese. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Fully Loaded Chili in Healthy Cooking October/November 2008, p33

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Reviewed Jan. 7, 2016

"This was good. Thank you for the recipe!"

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Reviewed Dec. 29, 2015

"This was amazing. I doubled it and brought it in a big crock pot to a Christmas Cookie exchange luncheon at work. People really liked it! I love all the different kinds of beans!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2015

"My "go to" chili recipe. Light on calories but very filling! Sooooo good and so simple to make. I didn't add any salt because of the tomato sauce (and I'm one who loves salt but I don't think this recipe needs it)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2013

"Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love the chickpeas in this dish, so very different, but tasty. I did omit the hot sauce (not a fan of "hot" chili), and it passed the thumbs up with my picky eaters. I have prepared the recipe with both ground beef and canned beef, and the consensus was that the ground beef was a better choice texturally. The dish is hearty enough all on its own, or add corn bread on the side. A keeper!"

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Reviewed Oct. 7, 2013

"Excellent!"

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