Fan Favorite Chili (Spicy)

Makes 8 Servings (About 12oz Each) | Prep: 20 Minutes | Total: 5 hours 20 minutes to 7 hours 20 minutes
Quick Bean Recipes, Healthy Bean Recipes, Easy Chili Recipes
3 Anaheim chiles
1 pound lean ground beef
1 pound beef stew meat, large pieces cut up
1 medium onion, chopped (3/4 cup)
7 garlic cloves, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
3 tablespoons ancho chile powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground red pepper (cayenne)
12oz dark beer or ale
1 cup 50% less sodium beef broth
1 (15oz) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 (14oz) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes (do not drain)
1/4 cup masa* or all-purpose flour
2 (15oz) cans S&W® Beans (Pinto, Black or Kidney), drained, rinsed
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Heat oven to Broil. Spray 5 to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chiles on broiler pan. Broil 2 inches from heat 10 minutes, turning once, until skin starts to blister. Place in paper bag or covered container; let stand 5 minutes. Peel and remove stems, seeds and ribs. Chop. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, crumble ground beef. Cook 3 minutes or until starting to brown, stirring to break up beef. Add stew meat. Cook 10 minutes or until ground beef is no longer pink and stew meat is browned. Pour mixture into slow cooker. Add chiles and all remaining ingredients; stir to mix well. Cover. Cook on Low heat setting 5 to 7 hours or until stew meat is fork tender.

*Masa is corn flour (not corn meal). You can find it in the Hispanic section of the supermarket.

Use your favorite beans. Choose 2 cans of the same type, or mix them up.

Anaheim chiles are very mild. But if you have sensitive skin, you might want to wear food service gloves for handling the chiles.

Chili can be made a day ahead and reheated in the microwave or on the stovetop.

Nutritional Information Per Serving:

Calories 310 (from Fat 60), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 2.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 65mg, Sodium 840mg, Total Carbohydrate 30g, Fiber 7g, Sugars 11g, Protein 30g, Vitamin A 140%, Vitamin C 25%, Calcium 10%, Iron 30%