Healthy Beef Chili Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Big Beef Chili
HG's Big Beef Chili

Meat Your Match!

Whether you've got friends over to watch a football game, you're having dinner with the family, or you're just looking to make a big batch of deliciousness, this hearty beef chili recipe is exactly what you need...

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)
1/4 tsp. plus 1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped brown mushrooms
One 15-oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
One 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
One 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes (not drained)
One 6-oz. can tomato paste
2 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Bring a large pot sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add beef, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Cook, stir, and crumble for about 6 minutes, until fully cooked.

Add remaining ingredients -- including remaining 1/8 tsp. salt and black pepper -- and 1/2 cup water. Mix well, and bring to a boil.

Reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until veggies have softened. Enjoy!


Serving Size: 1/8th of recipe (about 1 cup)
Calories: 189
Fat: 3g
Sat Fat: 1g
Sodium: 495mg
Carbs: 23.5g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 18g

Freestyle™ SmartPoints® value 2*
SmartPoints® value 3*

Fight it! Beef Chili, Average
Beef Chili, Average

Chil' Out, Man…

We're not even going to pretend this is shocking: Beef chili is bad news. After all, when you cook fatty meat in a soup, stew, or chili... and then you EAT that soup, stew, or chili... you're taking in every last drop of fat. Ewww! But we'll tell you what IS shocking: Before today, we did not have a ground-beef chili in our recipe arsenal. Upon realizing this, we wailed in anguish, "Where's the beef?" (OK, that may be a bit dramatic. And dated.) Luckily, we were able to solve both problems (bad-news chili and our own lack of a healthy swap) in one fell swoop. Because while beef chili is best avoided in most places, it's to be enjoyed in the world of Hungry Girl. Grab some extra-lean ground beef and the recipe to the left, and it's all good...

Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 360
Fat: 19.5g
Sodium: 1,050mg
Carbs: 26g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 19.5g

PointsPlus® value 9*


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