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Dr. Victor Gong Healthy Chili - Part 1

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Dr Victor Gong shows you how to prepare a delicious pot of chili from start to finish. Watch him on ABC's 'Good Morning Delmarva' for his healthy food recipes.
  Hot turkey italian sausage 6 Ounce
  Kidney beans 15 Ounce, drained
  Whole tomatoes 28 Ounce, undrained and coarsely chopped
  Fruity red wine 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (preferably merlot)
  Bay leaf 2 Medium
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon, freshly ground
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Tomato paste 3 Tablespoon
  Ground cumin 3⁄4 Tablespoon
  Brown sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Jalapeno pepper 2 Medium, chopped
  Ground sirloin/Ground turkey 1⁄2 Pound
  Garlic 6 Clove (30 gm), minced
  Green bell peppers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped
  Reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), shredded

1 Heat a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
2 Remove casings from sausage.

3 In the pan, add sausage, onion, green bell pepper, garlic, ground sirloin and jalapeno.
4 Cook for 8 minutes or until sausage and beef are browned, stirring to crumble.
5 Add chili powder, brown sugar, ground cumin, tomato paste, dried oregano, black pepper and bay leaves.
6 Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
7 Stir in wine, tomatoes, and kidney beans and bring to a boil.
8 Cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
9 Uncover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
10 Discard the bay leaves.

11 Sprinkle each serving with cheddar cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
110 Minutes
Ready In: 
120 Minutes
A big pot of comforting chili keeps us warm throughout the cold fall months. If you are on the path of healthy, lower calorie cooking, try this easy delicious recipe by Dr. Gong. He shares tips to make your favorite chili recipe healthier. It's a hearty meal especially for protein types.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 474 Calories from Fat 77

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.5%

Saturated Fat 3.2 g16.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 42.8 mg14.3%

Sodium 281.7 mg11.7%

Total Carbohydrates 64 g21.4%

Dietary Fiber 15 g59.8%

Sugars 12.7 g

Protein 32 g64.9%

Vitamin A 45.9% Vitamin C 64.5%

Calcium 17.5% Iron 42.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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