Wrangler's Beef Chili
  • 40 to 45 minutes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Soup

Wrangler's Beef Chili

Serve this classic chili atop whole wheat noodles and offer kids a variety of toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (8 ounces) no-salt added or regular tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked whole wheat macaroni (optional)
Toppings (optional):
  • Crushed baked tortilla chips, chopped green or regular onion, chopped tomato, chopped bell pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and onions; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.

    Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
  2. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, corn, water, spices and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over macaroni, if desired. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

    Cincinnati-Style Beef Chili: Stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon with other seasonings in Step 2. Serve over hot cooked whole wheat spaghetti.

    Moroccan-Style Beef Chili: Substitute 1 cup frozen peas for corn. Stir in 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice with other seasonings in Step 2.  Serve over whole hot cooked whole wheat couscous or brown rice.


  • Test Kitchen Tips Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutrition Information

356 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 300mg Sodium; 35g Total carbohydrate; 32g Protein; 5.3mg Iron; 8.3mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 90mg Choline; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 6.7mg Zinc; 18.7mcg Selenium; 3.3g Fiber.344 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 3g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 289mg Sodium; 32g Total carbohydrate; 31g Protein; 5.2mg Iron; 8.1mg Niacin; 0.4mg Vitamin B6; 88.8mg Choline; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 6.7mg Zinc; 18.6mcg Selenium; 3.3g Fiber.348 Calories; 9g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 3g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 332mg Sodium; 31g Total carbohydrate; 32g Protein; 5.7mg Iron; 8.3mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 90mg Choline; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 6.8mg Zinc; 19.1mcg Selenium; 3.9g Fiber.443 Calories; 10g Total Fat; 4g Saturated Fat; 4g Monounsaturated Fat; 76mg Cholesterol; 302mg Sodium; 53g Total carbohydrate; 35g Protein; 6mg Iron; 9.6mg Niacin; 0.5mg Vitamin B6; 97.5mg Choline; 2.3mcg Vitamin B12; 7.3mg Zinc; 36.8mcg Selenium; 5.3g Fiber.