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Musk Ox Chili

NOTE: if diarist spells the animal "muskox" in the diary, change the recipe title and ingredient back to one word
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours
  • Makes
    14 servings (3-1/2 quarts)


  • 2-1/2 cups dried pinto beans
  • 2 pounds ground musk ox, buffalo or lean beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste


  • Place beans in a Dutch oven; add water to cover by 2 in. Bring to a boil; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid; set beans aside.
  • In the Dutch oven, cook meat over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the beans, onion, garlic, seasonings and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Stir in tomatoes and tomato paste; heat through, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 217 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 208mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 very lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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