Super-Easy One-Pot Recipes
Hearty Beef Chili
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 to 10 hours (on low) or 4 to 5 hours (on high) + 15 minutes (on high)
Makes: 10 servings
28-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
10-ounce can chopped tomatoes and green chili peppers, undrained
2 cups vegetable juice or tomato juice
1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 pounds beef or pork stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups chopped onion (2 large)
1 1/2 cups chopped celery (3 stalks)
1 cup chopped green bell pepper (1 large)
2 15-ounce cans black beans, kidney beans, or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Reduced-fat cheddar, low-fat sour cream and cilantro (optional)
In a 6-quart cooker, combine both cans of tomatoes, vegetable juice, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic. Mix in the meat, onion, celery, and pepper. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Stir in the drained beans, then cover and cook for 15 minutes more (if using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting). Ladle chili into bowls. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, and cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition facts per serving: 224 calories, 24g protein, 24g carbohydrate, 6g fat (2g saturated), 6g fiber.
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