Chili con Carne

Carolyn Haas


We love chili and I usually use ground beef or turkey. This time, I combined a few other recipes to utilize some angus beef cubes. I like to keep the Weight watcher points low - this yields about 1 cup per serving for 5 WW Smartpoints.


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30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    beef bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp
    adobo seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    new mexico green chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1 tsp
    garlic granules or minced garlic
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano, crumbled
  • 1 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 lb
    uncooked lean chuck roast, cubed into bite-sized pieces
  • ·
    kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium
    onion, diced
  • 1/4 c
    poblano pepper, finely diced
  • ·
    cooking spray
  • 12 oz
    beer, light or your choice
  • 15 oz
    can diced tomatoes, including liquid
  • 15 oz
    can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • ·
    lime wedges, garnish
  • ·
    cilantro, garnish
  • ·
    sliced black olives, garnish
  • ·
    shredded mexican cheese mix, garnish

How to Make Chili con Carne


  1. Microwave 1 cup broth in a medium glass bowl or measuring cup until hot (or heat on stove and pour into bowl); add chili powders along with cornmeal, cocoa powder, sugar, garlic, oregano and cumin; stir well together and set aside.
  2. Toss beef with salt and pepper. Spray a dutch oven and sear meat cubes until nicely browned, at least on one side. Remove to plate.
  3. Add another spray and cook onions and peppers until softened.
  4. Add beer; bring to a boil over high heat. Stir in reserved spice mixture, and tomatoes with their liquid.
  5. Add beef; reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours (or cook in a 250°F oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours).
  6. Add beans, stir and heat through, about 5 minutes; squeeze in lime juice, if desired, and adjust seasonings to taste.

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About Chili con Carne

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Southwestern
Dietary Needs: Low Fat Low Carb

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