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Tex-Mex Chili Recipe
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Tex-Mex Chili Recipe

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Hearty and spicy, this is a man's chili for sure. You can also simmer on the stove—the longer, the better! —Eric Hayes, Antioch, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (15 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1 envelope chili seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and minced fresh cilantro

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 334 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1,030 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown beef in oil in batches. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Transfer to a 6-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, water, tomato paste, salsa verde and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Garnish each serving with cheese and cilantro. Yield: 12 servings (1-1/3 cups each).
Originally published as Tex-Mex Chili in Taste of Home December/January 2010, p26

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups (calculated without cheese) equals 334 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1,030 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 32 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

I love the real meat in this recipe! Much heartier than ground beef.

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

This recipe was delicious. I used fresh garlic and onion. I also added the onion with the garlic to the skillet before putting everything in the crockpot. I added extra cayenne pepper for extra kick. I used beef braised ribs which was great!

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2012

Very easy and taste great

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Reviewed Nov. 30, 2012

The best.. Making it for my son wrestling chili cook off..

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Reviewed May. 13, 2012

What a great recipe I make this all the time quick and easy and the kids love it. And my favorite part is you can make it as spicy as you want and it still taste great.

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