Hearty Beef Chili

Try a classic black-bean chili recipe from the Pillsbury Test Kitchens Chili Cook-Off.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 3 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 20
  • servings 7

Ingredients

Chili

2 1/2
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2
tablespoons quick-mixing flour
2
tablespoons oil
4 1/2
teaspoons chili powder
2
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
2
teaspoons ground cumin
2
dried bay leaves
1 1/2
cups Progresso® beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen® organic diced tomatoes, undrained
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
3
tablespoons cornmeal
1
can (15 oz) Progresso® black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso® chopped green chiles

Garnishes, if desired

Shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Sour cream
Chopped fresh cilantro
Tortilla chips
  • 1 In large resealable food-storage plastic bag, place half of the beef and 1 tablespoon of the flour; seal bag and shake to coat. Repeat with remaining beef and flour. In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil until brown on all sides; drain, if desired.
  • 2 Stir in remaining chili ingredients except cornmeal, beans and chiles. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 3 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 3 Stir in cornmeal; cook and stir about 1 minute to thicken. Add beans and chiles; cook until thoroughly heated. Remove bay leaves. Serve chili with garnishes.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    22g
    22%
    (Saturated Fat
    7g,
    7%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    1170mg
    1170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    25g
    25%
    (Dietary Fiber
    7g
    7%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    36g
    36%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    20%;
    Vitamin C
    25%;
    Calcium
    10%;
    Iron
    25%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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