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Lean & Mean Chili

Lean & Mean Chili

WebMD Recipe

This dish has quite a few interesting ingredients. The flavors come together to make a delicious chili.

  • 1 tablespoon
    canola oil
  • 1 large
    onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon
    garlic, minced or chopped
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds
    beef round tip pieces, trimmed of visible fat
  • 1 28-ounce can
    diced tomatoes in tomato puree
  • 1 12-ounce bottle
    nonalcoholc or light beer
  • 2/3 cup
    strong coffee (decaf or regular)
  • 1/3 cup
    light pancake syrup
  • 2 tablespoons
    chili powder (or add more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon
    cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon
    unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon
    ground coriander, (or add more to taste)
  • 2 15-ounce cans
    red kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup
    shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped green onion
  1. Heat canola oil in a large, nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and beef pieces and sauté for about 10 minutes, or until meat is well browned.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes, beer, coffee, and pancake syrup. Then stir in the seasonings (chili powder, cumin, cocoa, oregano, cayenne pepper, and coriander). Stir in the beans. 
  3. Cover pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about an hour.
  4. Top each serving with a sprinkle of reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese and fresh chopped green onion, if desired.
Nutritional Information

Makes: 8 servings
  • Calories275
  • Protein25 g
  • Carbohydrates28 g
    • Dietary fiber8.5 g
  • Fat6 g
    • Saturated fat1.6 g
  • Cholesterol43 mg
  • Sodium239 mg
  • Calories from Fat20%
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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