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Hearty & Spicy Chili

Yields6 ServingsPrep Time20 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 20 mins

Hearty & Spicy Chili

 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
 1 cup chopped white onion
 3 cloves garlic, minced
 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper
 15.50 oz can of rinsed and drained kidney beans
 29 oz can of no salt added diced tomatoes
 1 tbsp tomato paste
 2 tbsp chili powder
 2 tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp garlic powder
 1 tsp red chili pepper flakes*
 salt and ground black pepper to taste
 ½ cup Cabot Vermont 50% Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar or Cabot Pepper Jack Cheese, grated
 fresh cilantro sprigs
 chopped red onion
 light sour cream

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add beef and cook, breaking up with spoon, until cooked through.


Add fresh onion, fresh garlic and red bell pepper and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer.


Add beans, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and red chili flakes, stirring to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 30 minutes to 1 hour, or longer in a slow cooker if desired.


Season with salt and pepper. Serve in bowls topped with grated cheese and other garnishes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g24%

Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 60mg20%
Sodium 560mg24%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%

Dietary Fiber 10g40%
Protein 24g48%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.