Quick Chili - Holly Clegg

I needed a last minute dinner so I took ground beef from the freezer and raided my pantry to make this fantastic quick full-flavored chili. Serve with chopped red onions, avocado and shredded reduced-fat cheese.

Makes 4 heaping (1-cup) servings


1 pound ground sirloin

1 onion, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can fat-free chicken broth

1 (10 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chilies

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

Dash ground cinnamon

Salt and pepper to taste

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed


1. In large nonstick pot, cook meat and onion until done; drain off any excess fat.

2. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cook over low heat about 10 minutes.

Nutritional info per serving:

Calories 318, Calories from Fat 20%, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 62mg, Sodium 759mg, Carbohydrates 31g, Dietary Fiber 11g, Total Sugars 9g, Protein 34g, Dietary Exchanges: 1 starch, 3 vegetable, 4 lean meat

Terrific Tip: To cook in slow cooker, first cook meat and onion in skillet until done.