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Warm your heart with Cowboy beef and black bean chili

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The New Year is the perfect time to think about health and wellness, and the best part is that you don't have to you sacrifice flavor!  Chef Shalene showcased a heart-healthy beef chili recipe that tastes so good it will make you forget it's healthy!

Cowboy Beef & Black Bean Chili


  • 2 lbs. lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 medium yellow bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/8 tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 can (28 oz.) low sodium crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chili-seasoned or zesty-style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 oz.) low sodium ready-to-serve beef broth
  • 12 oz. dark beer
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cans (15 oz. each) black beans, rinsed, drained
  • chopped fresh cilantro (optional)


Brown ground beef in stockpot over medium heat 8 to10 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking up into 3/4-inch crumbles. Remove from stockpot with slotted spoon. Set aside. Pour off drippings.

Heat oil in same stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are tender. Add bell peppers and jalapeño; cook and stir 4 to 5 minutes or until peppers are tender.

Return beef crumbles to stockpot. Add chili powder, cumin, oregano, thyme and red pepper; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, broth, beer, tomato paste and honey; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 45 minutes. Uncover stockpot; continue simmering 30 minutes or until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Stir in beans; cook 5 to 10 minutes or until beans are heated through. Season with salt and black pepper, as desired. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

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