Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Beef and Black Bean Chili

8 oz. extra-lean ground beef
1 onion chopped
1 carrot chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes with juice
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
11/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
2T Worcestershire sauce
1T chili powder
11/2 t. dried oregano
1/8 t ground black pepper
3 T fresh cilantro

1.Cook the beef in a large soup pot over medium heat until browned all over, about 5 minutes
2. Remove the beef to a bowl and add the onion, carrots, bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, and garlic to the pot. Cook until the vegetables are soft, about 8 minutes
3.Add the tomatoes(with juice), beans, broth, Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin, oregano, black pepper, and reserved beef.
4.Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until thickened and flavorful, about 45 minutes. Garnish with the chopped cilantro.

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