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Beef and Bean Chili

Chili can be an easy and healthy option—this hearty recipe has just the right balance of flavors!

Recipe Source: Stay Young At Heart


2 lb lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut into 1-inch cubes

3 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided

2 C water

2 tsp minced garlic

1 large onion, finely chopped

1 Tbsp flour

2 tsp chili powder

1 green pepper, chopped

2 lb tomatoes, chopped (about 3 C)

1 Tbsp oregano

1 tsp cumin

2 C canned kidney beans (use no-salt-added to reduce sodium)

calories 274
Total fat 10 g
Saturated fat 2 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 159 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Brown meat in a large skillet with half of vegetable oil. Add water. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour until meat is tender.

  • 2
    Heat remaining vegetable oil in a second skillet. Add garlic and onion, and cook over low heat until onion is softened. Add flour and cook 2 minutes.

  • 3
    Add the garlic-onion-flour mixture to the cooked meat. Then add the remaining ingredients, and simmer for ½ hour.

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