Beef and Bean Chili

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 300 calories
    • Fat 10 g
    • Sat Fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 45 mg
    • Sodium 797 mg
    • Protein 24 g
    • Carbohydrate 28 g
    • Sugar 13 g
    • Fiber 7 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 57 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 2tablespoons olive oil
  2. Check 1 medium red onion, chopped, plus more for serving
  3. Check 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  4. Check 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  5. Check 3/4pound ground beef chuck
  6. Check 2tablespoons tomato paste
  7. Check 2teaspoons chili powder
  8. Check 3/4teaspoon ground cumin
  9. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  10. Check 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  11. Check 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, rinsed
  12. Check 1ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped
  13. Check 1tablespoon red wine vinegar
  14. Check sliced avocado, for serving

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the tomato paste, chili powder, and cumin and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes (with their juices), beans, chocolate, ½ cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 20 to 25 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir to combine.
  4. Serve with the avocado and additional onion, if desired.