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Quick Beef and Pinto Bean Chili

8
4
4
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
22 min
Prep
14 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Chili doesn't get any easier than this - we used lots of well-spiced convenience foods to boost the recipe's flavour and minimise prep and cooking times.

Ingredients

frozen mixed vegetables

1 package(s), chopped onion and bell pepper mixture

uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1 pound(s)

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, with chipotle chiles*

canned crushed tomatoes

1 cup(s), fire-roasted

chili powder

2 tsp(s), medium heat suggested

dried oregano

¼ tsp(s), crushed

table salt

½ tsp(s)

black pepper

¼ pinch

canned pinto beans

15 oz, drained and rinsed

olive oil cooking spray

1 spray(s)

garlic clove(s)

1 clove(s), small, minced

Instructions

  1. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add garlic and frozen vegetable mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables thaw and any liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Add beef, breaking up clumps with back of a spoon; brown beef, stirring frequently, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, oregano, salt, black pepper and beans; cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, until some liquid evaporates and chili thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Yield about 1 1/4 cups per serving.

Notes

*If you can’t find canned diced tomatoes with chipotle chilies, either use a 14.5 ounce can of plain diced tomatoes and add 1/8 teaspoon of chipotle chile powder to the mixture, or substitute a 14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chilies (the latter will be quite spicy).Substitute ground turkey breast for the beef if you prefer. Just brown it for 1 minute, stirring constantly, to prevent the turkey from drying out.

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