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Spicy Beanless Chili

 Spicy Beanless Chili
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.
2 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour


  • 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


  • 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.
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,

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Nutritional Facts: 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.