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Beef and White Bean Chili

Photo: Jennifer Causey

Active time 30 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield

Serves 4

Blended corn tortillas add a delicious masa flavor and give the chili extra body. We like to top ours with a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese to add a delicious creamy flavor, but for a hotter, meatier flavor, leave out these toppings. Regardless, this chili is perfect for a cozy night in.  

Ingredients

  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 large jalapeño
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 2 (6-in.) corn tortillas, torn into pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 cups canned unsalted crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 (15-oz.) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 ounces preshredded 2% reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese (about 1/2 cup)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 375
  • fat 13.8 g
  • satfat 4.5 g
  • monofat 5 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 29 g
  • carbohydrate 36 g
  • fiber 8 g
  • cholesterol 48 mg
  • iron 3 mg
  • sodium 639 mg
  • calcium 218 mg
  • sugars 4 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 0 g

How to Make It

  1. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over high. Cut 2 (1/2-inch-thick) round slices from onion. Chop remaining onion; reserve. Add onion slices and jalapeño to pan; cook 8 minutes, turning to char on all sides. Remove onion slices; chop. Remove jalapeño; thinly slice.

  2. Combine stock and tortillas in a food processor; process until combined.

  3. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add beef; cook 6 minutes, stirring to crumble. Add reserved chopped fresh onion and garlic; cook 5 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, and paprika. Stir in stock mixture, tomatoes, salt, and beans; bring to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes. Place 1 3/4 cups chili in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon yogurt, 2 tablespoons cheese, charred chopped onion, and jalapeño.