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Chunky Beef Chili

Yield 3 quarts.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups dried pinto beans
  • 2 pounds ground round
  • 3 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup reduced-calorie ketchup
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can no-salt-added tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 (8-ounce) cans no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 340
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 2.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 32.9 g
  • carbohydrate 34.6 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 70 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 399 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Sort and wash beans; place in a Dutch oven. Cover with water to depth of 2 inches above beans; let soak 8 hours. Drain; cover with fresh water. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour or until tender.

  2. Cook beef and next 3 ingredients in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is browned, stirring until it crumbles. Drain; pat dry with paper towels. Wipe drippings from Dutch oven. Return meat mixture to Dutch oven. Add beans, ketchup, and remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes

To Freeze: Place 3 cups chili in each of 4 labeled airtight containers. Freeze up to 3 months.To Serve Two: Thaw 1 (3-cup) container in refrigerator or microwave oven. Place chili in a medium saucepan, and cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.

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