Lighter Beef Chili Recipe

Looking for an easy Lighter Beef Chili recipe? Learn how to make Lighter Beef Chili using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by singlesrvngfrend

Makes 6 servings



"Cocoa powder adds depth but not sweetness to the chili. Briefly heating the cocoa, chili powder, and tomato paste before adding the beef releases their aroma." Prep time 25 min, Total time 40 min; recipe taken from Everyday Food magazine.

Recipe Ingredients for Lighter Beef Chili

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion
4 garlic cloves
1 salt
1 pepper
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 pound beef sirloin, ground
29 ounces canned tomatoes, diced
29 ounces canned pinto beans

Recipe Directions for Lighter Beef Chili

  1. Chop onion. Chop garlic. Leave tomatoes in juice, but rinse and drain pinto beans.

  2. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until softened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  3. Add tomato paste, chili powder, and cocoa powder. Cook, stirring, until mixture is fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beef, and cook, breaking up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 3 to 5 minutes.

  4. Add tomatoes (with their juice) and beans. Bring to a boil over high, reduce to a simmer, and cook until chili is slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve with toppings such as reduced-fat sour cream, sliced scallions, and baked tortilla chips, if desired.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 382.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
648
Calories from Fat
87
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.7g
15%
Saturated Fat
2.8g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Sodium
138mg
6%
Potassium
2730mg
78%
Total Carbohydrates
90.3g
30%
Dietary Fiber
24.8g
99%
Sugars
8.0g
Protein
53.7g
Vitamin A 39% Vitamin C 51%
Calcium 19% Iron 60%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in magnesium
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in potassium
  • High in selenium
  •  
    Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement