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Southwest Chili con Carne

 Southwest Chili con Carne
You'll only need one skillet and 20 minutes to whip up this hearty, slightly spicy Chili Con Carne, courtesy of Marline Emmal of Vancouver, British Columbia.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium tomato juice
  • 3/4 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • GARNISH:
  • Thinly sliced green onion, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce
  • heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened,
  • stirring occasionally. Garnish with green onion if desired. Yield: 2
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 299 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 346 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 30 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.