Lean and low sodium Chili

Lynn Socko


This a a very mild chili, to add a "kick" to it, you could always add some cayenne pepper. It's lean, low in fat & sodium, and yummy good.
Also great for hot dogs.


★★★★★ 1 vote

a crowd
45 Min
4 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


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  • 3 lb
    roast or steak, sliced & diced very thin (or lean ground beef)
  • 1/2
    onions, diced
  • 5
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    no salt added ketsup
  • 1 tsp
    bold & spicy mustard
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 4 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 6 tsp
    chili powder
  • 6 tsp
  • 4 tsp
    ground chili pasilla
  • 3 tsp
    granulated garlic
  • 2 tsp
    granulated onion
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    masa harina per 2 cup of hot liquid
  • 2-4 c
    beef stock (homemade or low sodium)
  • 2 tsp
    coarse sea salt (omit is not using low sodium stock)
  • ·
    canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed, opt.

How to Make Lean and low sodium Chili


  1. Place cut meat into large pot with 1/4 c. olive oil, onion, and garlic, 2 tsp. each of chili powder, ground chili pasilla & cumin. Simmer till veggies are tender, do not burn garlic or onion. Add 2 c. water. Cover, simmer or approx. 4 hrs. or till meat is tender. Add more water if necessary as meat cooks.
  2. When meat is tender, add 4 c. water and 4 c. beef stock. Add 4 tsp. each of chili powder & cumin, 3 tsp. granulated garlic, 2 tsp. granulated onion, ground chili pasilla, 2 tsp. oregano, 1/4 c. ketsup, 1 tsp. mustard, 2 tsp. lemon juice, 4 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp coarse sea salt. Mix well. Return to simmer. Mix together 1/2c. of Masa Harina in 2 c. of hot liquid from chili. Stir till all lumps are dissolved. Return mixture to chili, stir well. Cover, simmer 20-30 min. more. If chili is too thin, repeat masa step, if too thick, add more water or broth.

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About Lean and low sodium Chili

Course/Dish: Chili
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Healthy

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