Recipe: Beef Chili

beef_chili_wWarm up a winter night with this easy beef chili recipe. It’s made in one big pot and feeds a gang. It’s low calorie but full of flavor.


  • 2 lbs 95% fat free ground chuck
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 4 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) no-salt-added kidney beans
  • 2 cans (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (28 oz) tomato purée
  • 1 can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup water


  • In a large stockpot over medium-high heat, cook beef until browned. Drain beef and transfer to a bowl. Set aside.
  • In the same pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion, jalapeños and garlic and sauté until onion is softened, about 4 minutes.
  • Add reserved beef and remaining ingredients and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Yield: 16 servings

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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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This page created February 1, 2010 and last modified September 23, 2010
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