Smoky white-bean chili

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

45 min

Makes

4 Servings

Smoky white-bean chili

Michael Graydon

Our secret to an incredibly tasty, healthy version of this comfort-food favourite? The smoky flavour of chipotle peppers.


Ingredients

  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef , pork or turkey
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano leaves
  • 3 chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 green or red bell pepper
  • 1 large onion
  • 540-ml can white kidney or navy beans , drained and rinsed
  • 796-ml can diced tomatoes , preferably without added salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste

Instructions

  • COAT a large pot with vegetable oil and set over medium-high heat. Add meat, garlic, chili powder and oregano. Stir frequently with a fork to break meat up, and cook until no pink remains, from 5 to 7 min. Meanwhile, finely chop chipotles and chop pepper and onion. Once meat is cooked, stir in all other ingredients.
  • BRING to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and flavours have developed, 25 to 40 min. Great served with a dollop of plain low-fat yogourt and chopped chives.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 294,
  • Protein
  • 25 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33 g,
  • Fat
  • 7 g,
  • Fibre
  • 9 g,
  • Sodium
  • 350 mg.