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Recipe: beef chili

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Beef chili serving suggestion

beef chili

Certified by the American Heart Association, this traditional chili couldn't be any easier. Simply brown lean Ground Beef, add in pantry-friendly ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes. The result? A chili that tastes like it's been cooking for hours.


  • 1 pound 96% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) unsalted beef broth
  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) unsalted diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (4 ounces) green chilies or jalapeno peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.

    Cook's Tip:
    Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed ground beef. Ground beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of ground beef doneness.

  2. Stir in beans, broth, tomatoes, green chilies and chili powder; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes to develop flavors, stirring occasionally. Garnish with Toppings, as desired.

    Cook's Tip: Omit green onions and cilantro if serving to early eaters (6-7 months). Toppings like avocado and shredded cheddar cheese provide a great opportunity for providing a variety of taste and texture to this dish for early eaters.

    Optional Toppings
    Sour cream, chopped fresh cilantro leaves, sliced green onion, shredded Cheddar cheese

294 Calories; 57.6 Calories from fat; 6.4g Total Fat (2.7 g Saturated Fat; 0.2 g Trans Fat; 0.8 g Polyunsaturated Fat; 2.3 g Monounsaturated Fat;) 76 mg Cholesterol; 519 mg Sodium; 26 g Total Carbohydrate; 11.1 g Dietary Fiber; 4.7 g Total Sugars; 34 g Protein; 0 g Added Sugars; 72.5 mg Calcium; 5.7 mg Iron; 1036 mg Potassium; 0 mcg Vitamin D; 0.3 mg Riboflavin; 7.4 mg NE Niacin; 0.5 mg Vitamin B6; 2.4 mcg Vitamin B12; 349 mg Phosphorus; 6.8 mg Zinc; 20.5 mcg Selenium; 106 mg Choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron, Potassium, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Zinc, and Selenium; and a good source of Choline.