Chili, Eating for Life

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Cheryl Green

By
@SpicyMelon

This recipe is from the Eating for Life book by Bill Phillips. We love it. I use ground beef and turkey breast or chicken breast. If it doesn't say breast on the package it is just ground "everything" chicken or turkey. I usually have to buy the breast and grind it in my food processor myself. I make changes each time; but stick with the measurements as a guide.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 2 lb
    lean ground beef, chicken or turkey
  • 1
    sweet onion, chopped
  • 8 clove
    garlic, minced or chopped
  • 1
    green bell pepper, diced, (i use 2)
  • 1/4 c
    fresh parsley, chopped, (i used 1/2 - 3/4 cup); or 2-3 tbsp dried parsley
  • 3
    jalapenos, seeded & chopped, (i use one or two); protect you eyes when cutting, and wash hands thoroughly after cutting.
  • 1/3 c
    fresh chili powder, (i use a little less than 1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 3 can(s)
    (15 oz. each) low fat, reduced sodium beef broth
  • 1/3 c
    dry vermouth (optional), (use water or apple juice, if you don't have vermouth)
  • 1 can(s)
    (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 oz.) chili beans, (or i have used black beans, chick peas, or northern beans)
  • 1/2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Chili, Eating for Life

Step-by-Step

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, add ground meat; cook for a few minutes to brown meat, drain fat and then add onion, garlic, bell pepper, parsley & jalapenos. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chili powder and cumin; cook for another 2 mnutes.
  3. Add broth, vermouth (if using), tomatoes and beans; bring to a boil over hight heat.
  4. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 90 minutes.
    Ladle a portion of chili into individual bowls and top with cheese.

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About Chili, Eating for Life

Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Healthy



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