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Ground Beef Chili

 Ground Beef Chili
Everyone who tastes my chili comments that it is restaurant-quality. It's especially good with homemade corn bread. I have always loved to cook, and I enjoy developing original recipes like this one. —Shannon Wright Erie, Pennsylvania
16 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 40 min.

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (29 ounces) tomato puree
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth, undiluted
  • 1 to 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
  • Additional chopped onion, optional

Directions

  • In a stockpot, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and celery over
  • medium heat until meat is no longer pink and vegetables are tender;

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Ground Beef Chili (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • drain.
  • Stir in the beans, tomato puree, salsa, tomatoes, broth, water,
  • seasonings and, if desired, browning sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until chili reaches
  • desired thickness. Garnish with chopped onion if desired. Yield: 16
  • servings (4 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 242 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 611 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 21 g protein.