Tailgate Chili

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From The American Heart Association...

Serves 4 | 30 min | 297 Calories | 288 mg Sodium | $3.44 Per Serving

Try this classic Simple Cooking with Heart chili recipe that's good for your heart. It's ready in 30 minutes!


• 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef (or ground white meat chicken or turkey for a healthier option)

• 1 medium onion, chopped

• 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped

• 1 medium jalapeño (optional, only if you like spicy chili), chopped

• 4 clove minced, fresh garlic OR

• 2 tsp. jarred, minced garlic

• 1 Tbsp. chili powder

• 1 Tbsp. ground cumin

• 1/2 tsp. ground coriander

• 15.5 oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium pinto or kidney beans, rinsed, drained

• 14.5 oz. canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium, diced tomatoes, undrained

• 3/4 cup jarred salsa (lowest sodium available)


1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray. Cook beef and onion over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly to break up beef. Transfer to colander and rinse with water to drain excess fat. Return beef to pan.

2. Stir in bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.

4. Optional - serve topped with low-fat grated cheese, a dollop of fat-free sour cream, sliced avocado, snipped cilantro or chopped green onions.

Additional Tips

TIP: if you want 5-alarm chili, add 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Nutritional Info

Nutritional Analysis Per serving

Calories Per Serving 297

Total Fat 6.0 g

Saturated Fat 2.5 g

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g

Cholesterol 62 mg

Sodium 288 mg

Carbohydrates 29 g

Fiber 7 g

Sugars 8 g

Protein 31 g

Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association's Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes,

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