Chili Bake Recipe
- 6 bacon strips, diced
- 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
- 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon rubbed sage
- 1. In a large saucepan, cook bacon; remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Cook beef, onion and green pepper in drippings over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat; add the remaining ingredients. Stir in bacon; mix well. Transfer to an oven proof Dutch oven or greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes longer or until thick and bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Editor's Note: You can easily double the Baked Chili and divide between two 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pans. Bake one pan as directed. Freeze the other for future use. When ready to use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Bake as directed, adding 15-20 minutes to the baking time.
1 each: 321 calories, 18g fat (7g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 811mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 6g fiber), 22g protein.