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Spicy Beanless Chili Recipe

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My father came up with this recipe when I lived at home. He always added the optional cayenne pepper, and we four kids would mop up the chili with slices of bread. I don't use the cayenne for my family, but it still warms you up on cold days.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (5-1/2 ounces) tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef and reduced sodium tomato juice and without additional salt) equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef, green pepper, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomato juice, water, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin and cayenne and salt if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 45 minutes or to desired thickness. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Spicy Beanless Chili in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p140

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with lean ground beef and reduced sodium tomato juice and without additional salt) equals 282 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 894 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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