Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

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Beef and Pinto Bean ChiliRecipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
For a three-alarm chili, leave the seeds and membranes in the jalapeños. The sour cream has a cooling effect, but you can seed the peppers or use less for a milder result.
6 servings


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Cooking spray
1 pound boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
3/8 teaspoon salt, divided
2 tablespoons canola oil
4 cups chopped onion (about 2 medium)
1/4 cup minced jalapeño peppers (about 2 large)
10 garlic cloves, minced
1 (12-ounce) bottle beer
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1 (28-ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes, drained and chopped
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup thinly sliced radish
1 avocado, peeled, seeded, and chopped
6 tablespoons small cilantro leaves
6 tablespoons sour cream
6 lime wedges


Total: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

1. Heat a Dutch oven over high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle beef evenly with 1/8 teaspoon salt. Add beef to pan; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from pan. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and jalapeño; sauté 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits; bring to a boil. Cook until liquid almost evaporates (about 10 minutes), stirring occasionally. Stir in paprika, cumin, and tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add broth, tomatoes, beans and beef; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until mixture is thick and beef is very tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

2. Ladle 1 cup chili into each of 6 bowls. Divide radish and avocado evenly among bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon cilantro and 1 tablespoon sour cream. Serve with lime wedges.

Created date

December 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 421
Fat 23 g
Satfat 6.8 g
Monofat 10.9 g
Polyfat 2.6 g
Protein 21.6 g
Carbohydrate 30.4 g
Fiber 8.5 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 4.1 mg
Sodium 565 mg
Calcium 123 mg