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Chili con Carne Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Michele Kritner
Added: Friday, December 22, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 lb. very lean ground beef
1/2 lb. boned and skinned chicken breast chopped fine
1 medium-large onion, chopped
1 medium-size sweet green pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TBSP each chili powder and ground cumin
1 can low sodium tomatoes, pureed with their juice
1 C low-sodium chicken or beef broth
1TBSP low-sodium tomato paste
1 tsp each red pepper flakes and ground coriander
1 tsp each dried oregano and basil,. crumbled
1 bay leaf
1 cup cooked and drained kidney beans
1/4 C shredded sharp cheddar cheese (optional)

Directions:
Directions:
1. Lightly coat a heavy 10 inch skillet with the cooking spray and set over moderate heat for 30 seconds. Add the ground beef and chicken breast; cook, stiring often, until no longer pink-about 4-5 miutes. Push the meat mixture to one side of the skillet.

2. Add the onion, green pepper, garlic, chili powder, and cumin; cover and cook until the onion is soft-about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, tomato paste, red pepper flakes, coriander, oregano, basil and bay leaf; simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 20 minutes.

3. Add the beans and simmer, uncovered stirring occasionally, 5 minutes longer. Discard the bay leaf, ladle into soup bowls and garnish with cheese, if desired. Serve with rice

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
serves 4
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
Prep: 15 min Cooking: 35 min
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I vary the recipe as adding pinto and black beans. I have cut back a little on the spices. I will sometimes cook the onions etc in olive oil.

 

 

 

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