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Beef and bean chili

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
20 min
45 min
Perfect for a party! Just leave the chili pot over low heat and offer a variety of toppings on the side to garnish in whatever way suits your style: fresh cilantro leaves, sliced scallions, reduced-fat sour cream, low-fat shredded Cheddar, sliced black olives and chopped fresh jalapeños. You can also serve this chili over rice, a bed of shredded cabbage, or cauliflower rice if you wish. Or make use as you would taco meat in a wrap: Just spoon it on a tortilla or in an iceberg lettuce leaf using a slotted spoon. Top with your choice of toppings and fold it or roll it to enjoy with no utensils required.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked lean trimmed sirloin beef

1 pound(s)

Olive oil

2 tsp

Uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, diced

Uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, diced

Garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

Jalapeño pepper(s)

1 small, seeded and minced**

Chili powder

2 Tbsp

Ground cumin

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


  1. Coat a large stockpot with cooking spray; set over medium-high heat. Add beef; cook until browned, breaking up meat as it cooks, about 5 minutes. Remove beef from pot; set aside. Add oil to pot; set over medium-high heat. When oil begins to shimmer, add onion, celery, garlic and jalapeño; sauté until tender, about 4 minutes.Add reserved beef, chili powder, cumin, oregano, bay leaves, salt and red pepper flakes; stir to coat vegetables and beef with spices. Add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce and beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, partially covered, for 30 minutes.To serve, discard bay leaves, ladle chili into bowls and top with chopped shallots. Yields about 1 heaping cup per serving.


**To avoid skin irritation, do not touch seeds with bare hands.