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Beef and Bean Chili

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 8 min
28 min
40 min
Our hearty chili is the ultimate comfort food on cold winter nights — it's also the perfect accompaniment to Sunday football viewing!


olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, chopped

jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, seeded and minced

cooked lean ground sirloin

1 pound(s)

chili powder

2 Tbsp

cumin seeds

2 tsp

dried oregano

1 tsp

bay leaf

2 leaf/leaves

table salt

½ tsp

red pepper flakes

½ tsp, or more to taste

canned crushed tomatoes

28 oz

canned beef broth

1 cup(s), reduced-sodium

canned tomato sauce

8 oz

canned kidney beans

30 oz, rinsed and drained

uncooked shallot(s)

½ cup(s), chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 clove(s), medium


  1. Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, garlic, and jalapeño and sauté 4 minutes, until tender. Add beef and sauté until browned and cooked through, breaking up the meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes; drain mixture through a colander to remove excess fat.
  2. Return beef mixture to pan (set over medium-high heat) and add chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, salt and red pepper flakes; stir to coat vegetables and beef with spices. Add tomatoes, beef broth, tomato sauce and beans, and bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.
  3. To serve, discard bay leaves, ladle chili into bowls and top with chopped shallots. Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

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