Healthy Version Of Home Made Chili

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Jun. 14, 2013

A filling and nourishing chili that is the ultimate comfort food. It is best served with hot buttered garlic bread.


Lean ground beef (7% fat) 2 Pound
Vidalia onion 2 , diced
Peperoncini 1 Cup (16 tbs) , diced
Masa flour 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Water 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Cayenne pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Low sodium canned kidney beans 45 Ounce
Low sodium tomato sauce 1 Quart
For spice mix
Cumin 1 Tablespoon
Dry garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
Chilli powder 1 Tablespoon
Minced onion 2 Tablespoon
Red pepper 1/2 Tablespoon , crushed
Sugar 1 Tablespoon



1. In a small jar, add in the cumin, garlic powder, chilli powder, minced onion, red pepper and sugar. Mix well and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, mix together masa flour and water. Set aside.


3. In a frying pan, add in the beef and cook for a few minutes.

4. Stir in the onion and break the beef with spatula. Cook for a few minutes.

5. Add in the peperoncini to the beef mixture and stir well. Cook until beef is done.

6. Simultaneously place a large vessel over the stove and pour in the tomato sauce and water.

7. Season the sauce with salt, cayenne pepper and spice mix. Followed by kidney beans, stir all the ingredients.

8. When beef mixture is cooked, add in to the chilli sauce. Cover the vessel with lid and let it simmer for 120 minutes on low heat.

9. After 90 minutes, add in the masa mixture and stir. Cover the vessel and simmer for 30 minutes.


10. Serve Homemade Chili with your favorite bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 130 Minutes
Ready In: 130 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 390Calories from Fat 64

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g10.8%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 953 mg39.71%

Total Carbohydrates 56 g18.7%

Dietary Fiber 14 g56%

Sugars 16 g

Protein 29 g58%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet