Family Favourite Chili

Preparation time : 15 minutes / Cooking Time : 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield : 8 portions

  • 1

    Place beef, garlic and onion in a very large pot, set over medium-high heat. Cook, breaking up beef with a fork, for 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain to discard any fat.

  • 2

    Add beans, tomatoes, tomato paste, zucchini, bell peppers, carrot, corn, chili powder, cumin, oregano, hot pepper sauce and salt to pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Cover, gently simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook for about 1 hour or until desired thickness is reached.

  • 3

    Stir in half the Cheddar cheese and coriander (if using). Ladle chili into bowls and sprinkle each bowl with remaining cheese.

Chili is a delicious way to eat legumes, even if you’re not keen on them. Adding cheese gives this dish an added boost of protein and calcium. 

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Family Favourite Chili

Ingredients

  • 500 g (1 lb) lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (540 mL each) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (796 mL each) diced tomatoes, preferably no salt added
  • 30 mL (2 tbsp) tomato paste, preferably no salt added
  • 500 mL (2 cups) zucchini, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 250 mL (1 cup) frozen corn kernels
  • 45 mL (3 tbsp) chili powder
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) ground cumin
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) oregano leaves
  • 15 mL (1 tbsp) hot pepper sauce
  • 2.5 mL (1/2 tsp) salt
  • 500 mL (2 cups) shredded Canadian Cheddar
  • 125 mL (1/2 cup) coriander (optional)