Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Healthier version of Chili


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups chopped red onion (about 1 medium)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small)
8 ounces extralean ground beef
2 none garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 none (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
1 none (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
1 none (14-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
1 none (12-ounce) bottle beer (such as Budweiser)
1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

Preparation
Combine first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through beer) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 5 minutes. Stir in juice.
Nutritional Information:
Amount per serving
Calories: 261
Calories from fat: 20%
Fat: 5.7g
Saturated fat: 2.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
Protein: 18.3g
Carbohydrate: 30.3g
Fiber: 8.3g
Cholesterol: 30mg
Iron: 3.7mg
Sodium: 799mg
Calcium: 74mg

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