Beef & Bean Chili

Adding beans to this meat chili helps to lower the fat and cholesterol in each serving.

  • 2 lb lean beef stew meat (trimmed of fat), cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 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 (3 C)
  • 1 Tbsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 C canned kidney beans*

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 second skillet. Add garlic and onion and cook over low heat until onion is softened. Add flour and cook 2 minutes. Add the garlic-onion-flour mixture to the cooked meat. Then add the remaining ingredients to the meat mixture. Simmer 1/2 hour.

Yield:9 servings--Serving Size: 8 oz

Each serving provides:

Calories: 274
Total fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 65 mg
Sodium: 159 mg*

* To cut back on sodium, try using "no salt added" canned kidney beans, or use beans prepared at home without salt.


National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


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