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Hearty Beef & Bean Chili

 Hearty Beef & Bean Chili
The slow cooker makes this chili ideal for entertaining. A few minutes of prep and then it cooks away while you can attend to other party details. Your guests will really enjoy this nicely seasoned hearty dish.—Jan Wagner-Cuda, Deer Park, Washington
14 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 6 cans (16 ounces each) hot chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6-8
  • hours or until heated through. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 304 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 837 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 11 g fiber, 23 g protein.