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Sweet Surprise Chili

 Sweet Surprise Chili
I’ve won three chili cook-offs with this recipe. Everyone loves it, and they’re always amazed when I reveal the secret ingredient!
8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 package (12 ounces) pitted dried plums, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, brown beef in oil in batches. Remove and keep warm.
  • Add sausage and onion to the pan; cook and stir over medium heat
  • until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Return beef to the pan; stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-3/4 to 2 hours or until
  • beef is tender. Yield: 8 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 523 calories, 17 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 89 mg cholesterol, 1,188 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 47 g protein.