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Zippy Steak Chili

 Zippy Steak Chili
Looking for a thick, chunky chili with a little extra-special kick for Super Bowl Sunday? Try this recipe from Denise Habib in Poolesville, Maryland. “It was given to me by a co-worker originally from Texas,” she recalls. “I've made it on numerous occasions and always get rave reviews.”
5 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours


  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) chili starter
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onion and sour cream, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook steak and onion in oil over medium heat
  • until meat is browned. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  • In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine tomatoes and chili starter. Stir in
  • beef mixture. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is
  • tender. Serve with cheese, onion and sour cream if desired. Yield: 5
  • servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Bush's Traditional Chili Starter.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without optional toppings) equals 275 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 1,127 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.