* 2 Tbsp. canola oil (30 mL) * 1-1/2 lb./750 g extra lean ground beef (or 1 lb./500 g extra lean ground beef and 15-oz./426 mL can kidney beans, rinsed and drained) * 2 c. diced green bell peppers (500 mL) * 1 c. diced red onion (250 mL) * 3 cans (14.5 oz./412 mL each) no-salt-added stewed tomatoes * 1 bottle (12 oz./341 mL) dark stout beer * 3 Tbsp. chili powder (45 mL) * 1-1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin (20 mL) * 1-1/2 Tbsp. smoked paprika (optional) (20 mL) * 1 Tbsp. sodium-free beef bouillon granules (15 mL) * 1 tsp. salt (5 mL)
Toppings : * 1/2 c. chopped fresh cilantro leaves (125 mL) * 1/2 c. finely chopped red onion (125 mL) * 1 medium lime, cut into 6 wedges
What to do:
1. Heat 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) canola oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in two batches, brown beef, about 3-4 min. per batch, stirring frequently. 2. Meanwhile, in a sauté pan heat remaining 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) canola oil and cook bell peppers and onions 4 min. or until onions are soft, stirring frequently. Stir into cooked beef. Add stewed tomatoes, beer, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and bouillon. Bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 min. Stir in salt. 3. Serve chili with choice of toppings placed in three small bowls.
Yield: 8 servings. Serving size: 1-1/3 c. (325 mL) chili.