Saturday, October 22, 2011

Reduced Sodium Slow Cooker Chili

2 lbs Extra Lean Ground Beef
or Ground Turkey
2-8 oz cans of No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
2-14.5 oz. cans Kidney Beans,  Drain and rinse. Sodium will vary by brand, look for reduced sodium
2-14.5 oz. cans Pinto Beans, Drain and rinse.  Sodium will vary by brand, look for reduced sodium
1 cup Onion, Chopped
1 4 oz. can Green Chilies, these also will vary by brand
1/2 cup Celery, chopped
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
2-14.5 oz cans No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
2 1/2 tsp. Cumin
2-3 Tbsp. Chili Powder (to taste), sodium will vary brand
1 tsp. Black Pepper
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp. Sugar

How to:
This is made in a big 6 qt slow cooker, half the recipe if you are using a smaller slow cooker.
Brown ground beef in a large skillet and drain.  Add remaining ingredients and meat in slow cooker. Stir every few hours.  Let cook 8-9 hours.

Yields: 8 servings (1serving= 1 cup)

Nutrition Info:
Per Serving    Cal  Tot Fat  Sat Fat  Chol  Potass  Carbs  Prot  Fiber  Sugar  Sodium
Beef               501    24g         10g     85mg   398mg  42g    32g    1g       8g     367mg
Turkey           360      8g           3g     80mg   102mg  42g    34g    1g       8g     377mg

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