Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

Adapted to serve 4 from South Beach Diet Online. Phase 1. I eliminated the oil, and added some extra vegetables and seasonings. This is a good base, but I like it a little spicy. Try cayenne, black pepper, and/or hot sauce to heat things up a little.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Use cooking spray on a large heavy-bottomed saucepan and saute beef with 1 teaspoon chili powder over medium-high heat until no longer pink. Remove with slotted spoon.
  2. Add green pepper, celery, onion, and garlic to skillet and cook until tender. Return beef to skillet.
  3. Add tomatoes with juice, salsa, and beans. Bring to boil, then reduce heat.
  4. While simmering, add Worcestershire and stir in remaining chili powder, cumin, and basil.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this for dinner with some garlic bread. I added 2 tablespoons of chili powder, some crushed red chilies and a teaspoon of dried oregano. I like lots of beans in my chili so I added a can of romano beans then simmered it for about an hour. A nice quick and easy recipe!

Elly in Canada February 29, 2008