Beef & Bean Chili Beef & Bean Chili

Beef & Bean Chili | Food styling by Claire Stubbs | Prop styling by Alanna Davey Image by: Maya Visnyei

Add two to three minced canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce when you stir in the jalapeños for an extra spice boost.

  • Prep time 10 minutes
  • Total time 6 hours & 30 minutes
  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 900 g lean ground beef
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 3 stalks celery , thinly sliced
  • 1 large red onion , diced
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons each dried oregano and ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (each 796 mL) whole plum tomatoes , crushed by hand
  • 1 can (540 mL) red kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (398 mL) baked beans in tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup drained pickled sliced jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons alI-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
Toppings (optional):
  • sliced pitted peeled avocado
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
  • sour cream
  • sliced green onions
  • corn tostadas
  • fresh cilantro or parsley

Method

In slow cooker, combine beef, garlic, celery, red onion, chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt; stir in tomatoes, kidney beans, baked beans and jalapeño peppers. Cover and cook on low until vegetables are tender, 6 to 8 hours.

Whisk flour with water until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high until slightly thickened, 15 to 20 minutes. Serve topped with avocado, cheddar, sour cream, green onions, tostadas and cilantro (if using). 

Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 10 g
  • Sodium 882 mg
  • Sugars 14 g
  • Protein 32 g
  • Calories 246
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 1161 mg
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Saturated fat 7 g
  • Total carbohydrate 39 g

%RDI

  • Iron 55
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 25
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 17
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 19
  • Vitamin C 77
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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