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Crockpot Chili

This is my new favorite chili recipe. Cooking the spices before putting it all in the Crock Pot seems to really bring out the flavor. It isn't overly hot, but it has a lot of flavor. Cook the black beans the day ahead, so you're ready to just throw them in the mix. If you can find no salt added black beans like the ones from Eden Organic, you can substitute two cans of those. If you use a leaner cut of beef than the stew meat, the fat and calorie content will be much lower.

1 T Olive Oil
2 Onions,Chopped
2 t Garlic,Minced
2 T Chili Powder
1 T Cumin
1/8 t Black Pepper
1 1/2 lb Beef Stew Meat,Cubed
2 cn No Salt Added Tomatoes
4 c Black Beans
1/2 c Water

Heat oil in a large skillet. Add onions and garlic and cook 4-5 minutes, until onions are softened. Add spices and beef. Cook and stir 6-8 minutes, until beef is browned on all sides. Place beef mixture in slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, beans and water. Cover and cook on low 8 to 10 hours.

Yield: 5 Servings

Sodium Category: LowSodium

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Helping
Servings Per Recipe 5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 668
Calories from Fat 248

% Daily Values *

Total Fat 28 gr
  Saturated Fat 10 gr
  Polyunsaturated Fat 2 gr
  Monounsaturated Fat 12 gr
Cholesterol 136 mg
Sodium 109 mg
Potassium 1502 mg
Carbohydrates 50 gr
  Dietary Fiber 18.2gr
Protein 57 gr

Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on
a 2000 calorie diet

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