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Fruit ‘n’ Nut Chili

Apples, slivered almonds and cocoa add a new taste to chili.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chopped peeled apples
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomatoes, water, apples, beans, tomato paste, almonds, cocoa and seasonings.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups: 340 calories, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 773mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 10g fiber), 25g protein.

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