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I got this recipe from my good friend Jackie, who every year would make it for her Grey Cup party. It's great for those who like chili with a kick!
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 (29 ounce) can kidney beans
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian stewed tomatoes
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (8 ounce) jar mild salsa or 1 (8 ounce) jar hot salsa
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne
- Brown beef with onion& green pepper.
- Drain off grease.
- Drain juice off kidney beans.
- Place everything in large kettle and simmer 2-3 hours.
- Stirring occasionally.
I was afraid that this would get criticism from DH and DS for all the beans - 29oz is A LOT of beans, but they didnt' even mention it. They loved it, and I thought it was good - loved the slightly sweet taste (maybe from the salsa?). I did make several modifications because I didn't have all the same ingredients: I used 1 can kidney and 1 can black beans because I didn't have a 29 oz or 2 cans kidney, I used 1 can (28.5 oz) of whole tomatoes instead of the stewed and sauce, and I added 1 tsp cumin because I cannot imagine chili w/o cumin. For cooking, I did not strain the fat off the hambuger/onion mixture because I didn't use any added fat. I did appreciate that this is a low fat recipe. Update Jan2012 - I have been using Morningstar Farms crumblers as the beef in this recipe (add it after sauteing the veggies), and it brings down the cal/fat even more, but tastes just as good! For a 1c serving it's only 178 calories and 3.7g of fat.
This is a great chili recipe. My son, who doesn't like spicy foods, didn't think it was too spicy. I used medium salsa instead of hot or mild. I also substituted the salt for 1 can V8 juice, and added a drained can of corn (which lends a nice touch of color). I will make this again.
I added some cooked wheat berries to it for added nutritional value and put everything into the crock pot on high for about 3.5 hours. Very good recipe.