Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili - 2 Guiding Stars
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If you haven’t tried putting beer in your chili then you are in for a treat! Our own Jim McBride won a chili cookoff with this recipe–read more about the intense competition that led to this star-earning chili earning mad props with the gardening set.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic, minced
  • 2 yellow bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14½ oz.) can chili diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14½ oz.) can low sodium beef broth
  • 12 oz. dark beer
  • ⅓ cup tomato paste
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans low sodium black beans, rinsed and drained

Optional Garnishes*:

  • Fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in stockpot over medium heat (8-10 minutes). Remove from stockpot with slotted spoon. Set aside. Pour off drippings.
  2. Heat oil in same stockpot over medium heat until shimmering. Add onions and garlic; cook until onions are tender (3-5 minutes). Add bell peppers and jalapeño and cook until tender (4-5 minutes).
  3. Return beef to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and cayenne; cook and stir until toasted (2-3 minutes).
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, broth, beer, and tomato paste; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes. Uncover stockpot and continue simmering until thickened (30-40 minutes).
  6. Stir in beans; cook until beans are heated through (5-10 minutes). Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

*Optional garnishes have not been included in the rating of this recipe.

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 340; Total Fat 9g (12% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3g (15% DV); Trans Fat 0.5g; Cholesterol 71mg (24% DV); Sodium 705mg (31% DV); Total Carbohydrate 32g (12% DV); Dietary Fiber 10g (35% DV); Total Sugars 8g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 33g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 40% DV; Potassium 25% DV; Vitamin B12 110% DV; Niacin 80% DV; Vitamin C 80% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/cowboy-beef-and-black-bean-chili/
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