Good Foods For Good Health Chili

  • 1 tbsp. Kowalski's Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 cups low-sodium beef broth*
  • 28 oz. canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef, cooked, finely crumbled and excess fat drained
  • 15 ¼ oz. can low-sodium kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 15 oz. can low-sodium black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 19 oz. can cannellini or Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp. fresh squeezed lime juice

  • *A note about gluten: When using a gluten-free broth, this recipe is gluten free.

Heat oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat; add onions, pepper and garlic, cooking until soft and onions are translucent (6-9 min.). Add remaining ingredients except cilantro and lime juice. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, until beans are tender (about 20 min.). Stir in cilantro and lime juice; serve immediately.

Good Foods For Good Health

Nutrition Information Per Serving:
Total Calories: 200
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 287 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 26 g
Fiber: 8 g

An excellent source of iron, folate, zinc, potassium and fiber. Also a good source of vitamins A, C, K and many B vitamins.

Beer Pairing

A brown ale is malty and low-acid, but it has enough complexity to cut through and tamp down the spice in this chili without being bitter.