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$1.68 per serving
Ready in 45 minutes
Spoonacular Score: 86%
Hearty Chili requires around 45 minutes from start to finish. One serving contains 304 calories, 27g of protein, and 8g of fat. This recipe serves 8 and costs $1.68 per serving. It works well as a reasonably priced main course for The Super Bowl. 69 people have tried and liked this recipe. A couple people really liked this American dish. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. This recipe from My Baking Addiction requires garlic, kidney beans, cream, and idaho potato. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 86%. This score is great. Users who liked this recipe also liked Hearty Chili, Hearty Potluck Chili, and Hearty Beef Chili.
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If you prefer lean meat but want to switch it up, try ground turkey, pork, or even bison!
You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.
Since most of its calories come from fat, sour cream has a bad reputation for being an unhealthy food. However, fat is an important part of the diet and studies suggest people who eat full fat dairy are thinner than those who reach for reduced fat products. That said, fat has more calories per gram than carbohydrates or protein, so if you are counting calories to lose weight, you might want to try substituting greek yogurt for some of the sour cream in recipes that call for a lot of it.
Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).
Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).
If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.
The price of ground beef is going up. Beans and lentils, on the other hand, are both cheap and filling. Depending on the recipe, you might be able to add beans or lentils to stretch out your beef.
To keep your eyes from stinging and watering while cutting onions, trying popping the onion in the freezer for 15 minutes before you plan to start cooking. Chilling the onion slows the release of the enzyme responsible for teary eyes.
Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.
You can easily make your own chili seasoning at home. Typical ingredients include chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and of course salt and pepper. Of course you can add any spices/herbs you like!
Make sure you cook ground meat thoroughly. Grinding meat creates a lot of surface area that bacteria can grow on, so eating undercooked ground meat poses a real health risk.
Choose organic, grassfed beef whenever possible. If you're worried about your grocery budget, try eating a few vegetarian meals so you can afford better meat!
Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.