Healthy Beef Chili

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Healthy Beef Chili

Healthy Beef Chili

Note: Canned chipotle chilies are available in most supermarkets and at specialty foods stores. Chipotle chilies in adobo sauce give a nice smokey taste to the dish.


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste (check the label for gluten free)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce
  • 1 can beer (12 oz.)
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes (check the label for gluten free)
  • 2 can  (15.5 oz.) small red beans, undrained (check the label for gluten free)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sugar (optional according to taste)

For Garnish:

  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Chopped onion

Sauté beef, onion and garlic in a large pot over medium high heat for about 10 minutes. Stirring often to break up the beefs with the back of spatula.
Add cinnamon, chili powder, chipotle chilies, and tomato paste. Mix well and Sauté for 3 more minutes. Add beer, beans and tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer, covered , for 1 1/2 hours.
Serve with shredded cheese and chopped onion, if desired.

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