Peggy Crum, MA, RD, Health4U Nutritionist
Featured Food: soup Yield: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef chuck or ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans or 1 quart crushed tomatoes
  • 2 T. chili powder
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. crushed red pepper
  • 1 t. oregano
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • 1-2 cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • Garnishes (optional):
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • Oyster crackers

Preparation

In Dutch oven or large pot, brown ground beef or turkey and chopped onion. Add garlic and cook another 30 seconds. Stir in  tomatoes with their juice, chili powder, salt, crushed red pepper, oregano, and cumin. Bring just to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add beans and simmer 10 minutes more. Serve hot in bowls topped with garnishes as desired.

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