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  1. Simple Chili con Carne

Simple Chili con Carne

00:45:00 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
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6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Our Chili con Carne is a comfort-food classic. Made with onions, peppers, stewing beef and kidney beans, this saucy chili can be served with rice and a few tasty toppings - perfect as a weeknight winter warmer!

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  • Sprinkle flour over meat in medium bowl; toss until evenly coated. Cook in large saucepan sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat 5 to 8 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Add onions and peppers; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • Add garlic, bay leaves and dry seasonings; stir. Cook 1 min., stirring frequently to scrape browned bits from bottom of pan. Stir in tomato juice and broth. Bring to boil; simmer on medium-low heat 45 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Remove and discard bay leaves. Add beans to chili; stir. Simmer 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

Make Ahead

This chili freezes well. Ladle cooled cooked chili into freezer containers; freeze up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator before heating to serve.

Serving Suggestion

Serve topped with sour cream and Cracker Barrel Shredded Tex Mex Cheese.


Substitute a sweet red pepper for the shepherd pepper.


  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups (325 mL) each
Calories 440
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 110mg
Sodium 450mg
Carbohydrate 39g
Dietary fibre 10g
Sugars 5g
Protein 49g
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 50 %DV
Calcium 10 %DV
Iron 50 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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