Tailgate Chili

Updated:Apr 17,2014

Tailgate Chili

Tailgate Chili


4 Servings

About $3.44 per serving

1 pound 95% lean ground beef (or ground white meat chicken or turkey for a healthier option)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium jalapeno, chopped (optional, only if you like spicy chili)
2 teaspoons minced garlic from the jar or 4 cloves minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 (15.5 oz) can no-salt-added or low-sodium pinto or kidney beans, undrained
1 (14.5 oz) can  no-salt-added or low-sodium diced tomatoes, undrained 
3/4 cup jarred salsa (lowest sodium available)

  1. Spray large saucepan with cooking spray. Cook beef and onion over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly to break up beef. Transfer to colander and rinse with water to drain excess fat. Return beef to pan.
  2. Stir in bell pepper, garlic, chili powder, and cumin, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Optional – serve topped with low-fat grated cheese, a dollop of fat-free sour cream, sliced avocado, snipped cilantro or chopped green onions.

TIP: if you want 5-alarm chili, add 1 teaspoon Cheyenne pepper

Per serving:

Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Cholesterol62 mg
Sodium 288 mg
Carbohydrates29 g
Fiber7 g
Sugars8 g
Protein31 g

Dietary Exchanges:  1 starch, 3 vegetable, 3  1/2 lean meat

Recipe copyright © 2014 American Heart Association. This recipe is brought to you by the American Heart Association’s Simple Cooking with Heart ® Program. For more simple, quick and affordable recipes, visit heart.org/simplecooking.  


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