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Chuckwagon Chili

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    1 tsp. oil
•    1/2 lb. lean ground beef or venison
•    1 large green pepper, chopped
•    1 onion, chopped
•    1 tsp. garlic powder
•    4 c. cooked kidney beans
•    1 16-ounce can tomatoes, chopped
•    3 cups water
•    1 Tbsp. cornmeal
•    1 Tbsp. chili powder
•    1 tsp. dried oregano
•    1 tsp. cumin



In a large pot, cook beef or venison in oil; drain fat. Add peppers, onions and garlic. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered on low heat for at least one hour to blend flavors. Stir occasionally until thick.

Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: about 370 calories, 10 grams (g) of fat, and 19.4 g of fiber.

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