We’ve bean thinking… it’s about time you treated yourself to this hearty and delicious meal. Chilly weather calls for chili inspired meals. Pick up your ingredients today!
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 green and/or yellow bell peppers, diced
1 large red onion, diced
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1¾ pounds 96% lean ground beef
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 cans (4 ounces each) diced mild green chiles
1 cup salsa verde
1 cup water 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
8 teaspoon salt
Optional garnishes: sliced green onions, diced tomatoes and/or chopped fresh cilantro leaves
In large sauce-pot, heat oil over medium heat.
Add bell peppers and onion, and cook 5 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften, stirring frequently. Stir in garlic, chili powder, cumin and oregano, and cook 1 minute.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of wooden spoon. Stir in tomato paste and cook 1 minute.
Stir in chiles, salsa and water, and heat to simmering. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Stir in beans and salt. Cook 5 minutes.
Serve chili topped with green onions, tomatoes and/or cilantro, if desired.
Makes about 10 cups. Approximate nutritional values per serving: 234 Calories, 6g Fat (1g Saturated), 39mg Cholesterol, 439mg Sodium, 24g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 22g Protein