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Toss a few ingredients into a slow cooker and when you get home from work, dinner is served. Try these soups, stews -- even dessert!

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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ppotter201869452 wrote:

This was good...I didn't discard the cooking liquid(I assume it says to discard because it is high calorie?) used it on mashed potatoes and a little on the meat. It had a bit of spice to it but I will probably make it a tad spicer next time.

9/27/2011 02:55:19 PM Report Abuse
caymanmaw wrote:

going to try it. sounds like the cayman islands. they cook with a lot of coconut milk

1/13/2011 10:38:20 AM Report Abuse
solfleur760152 wrote:

(my comment was for the spicy pork chops)

1/23/2010 10:05:05 AM Report Abuse
solfleur760152 wrote:

This was good but the meat was a little dry. I am going to add a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies next time.

1/23/2010 10:03:48 AM Report Abuse

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