|SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center|
Prep time: 90 minutes
Serves: 4 to 5
Serving size: 1 1/2 c.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
16 g protein
7 g fat
56 g carbohydrate
11 g fiber
0 mg cholesterol
1255 mg sodium
186 mg calcium
4.5 mg iron
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
If you want to make your chili with meat, begin by browning ground beef in a large pot. Drain the fat into a paper cup. Set the meat aside, and complete Steps 1 through 3. Add the meat during Step 4, as you add the beans.
Try substituting ground turkey for ground beef - it tastes very similar and has less fat.
After you've made the recipe once, experiment with different kinds of pepper - jalapeno is a favorite.
Experiment with the amounts of spices. The amounts listed here are recommendations - you can make your chili more or less spicy.
Be sure to freeze any leftover chili - some say it actually tastes even better after it's been frozen!
Updated and reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD