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Zippy Slow-Cooked Chili

 Zippy Slow-Cooked Chili
Serve up steaming bowls of this chili to warm your family on a cold winter's day...and you'll get plenty of compliments! Travis Skroch of Stratford, Wisconsin shared the recipe for the nicely spiced chili that simmers all day in the slow cooker.
6 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
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  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) vegetarian chili with beans
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 6 tablespoons shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Directions

  • In a nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer
  • pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the tomatoes,
  • onion, green pepper, chili, tomato sauce, chili powder, parsley,
  • basil, cumin, garlic, oregano, pepper and hot pepper sauce. Cover
  • and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the vegetables are tender.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and chives before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1-1/3 cups equals 266 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 759 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.