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Texican Chili

 Texican Chili
This flavorful, meaty chili is my favorite...and it's so easy to prepare in the slow cooker. It's a great way to serve a crowd without last-minute preparation. I got the idea from my mother, who used her slow cooker often for soups and stews. -Stacy Law, Cornish, Utah
16-18 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 9 hours

Ingredients

  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 2-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (one 28 ounces, one 14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to
  • drain. Brown beef in the drippings over medium heat; drain.
  • Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker; add bacon and remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until meat is tender,
  • stirring occasionally. Yield: 16-18 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with turkey bacon,

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Texican Chili (continued)

Nutritional Facts: no-salt-added stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce and without salt) equals 163 calories, 6 g fat (0 saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 242 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.