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Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili

 
Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili
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This recipe belongs to the top 10% of the most popular recipes.popular
This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe can be made completely dairy-free.dairy-free
 
One serving costs about $1.31

$1.31 per serving

350 people like this recipe

350 likes

This recipe is ready in 35 minutes

Ready in 35 minutes

6 super bowl,gluten-free,dairy-free,popular,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner american
spoonacular Score:93%

Spoonacular Score: 93%

 

The recipe Chili Basics – How to Make and Customize Basic Chili can be made in approximately 35 minutes. For $1.31 per serving, you get a main course that serves 6. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 482 calories, 28g of protein, and 21g of fat per serving. Plenty of people made this recipe, and 350 would say it hit the spot. This recipe from Budget Bytes requires kidney beans 1.09, brown sugar 0.02, cayenne powder 0.02, and chili powder** 0.30. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for The Super Bowl. This recipe is typical of American cuisine. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 75%. This score is pretty good. Chili Basics, Chili Basics, and Chili Dip – canned tamales, chili beans, Rotel and more make for a flavorful dip are very similar to this recipe.

Ingredients

Servings:
15 oz
15 oz canned black beans
canned black beans
0.5 Tbsps
0.5 Tbsps brown sugar
brown sugar
15 oz
15 oz diced canned tomatoes
diced canned tomatoes
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps cayenne
cayenne
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp chili powder
chili powder
0.22 cloves
0.22 cloves garlic
garlic
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1 lb
1 lb ground beef
ground beef
1 tsp
1 tsp ground cumin
ground cumin
15 oz
15 oz canned kidney beans
canned kidney beans
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps olive oil
olive oil
1
1  yellow onion
yellow onion
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps onion powder
onion powder
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps pepper
pepper
1 tsp
1 tsp salt
salt
6 oz
6 oz canned tomato paste
canned tomato paste
1 cup
1 cup water
water
15 oz canned black beans
15 oz
canned black beans
0.5 Tbsps brown sugar
0.5 Tbsps
brown sugar
15 oz diced canned tomatoes
15 oz
diced canned tomatoes
0.25 tsps cayenne
0.25 tsps
cayenne
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp
chili powder
0.22 cloves garlic
0.22 cloves
garlic
0.25 tsps garlic powder
0.25 tsps
garlic powder
1 lb ground beef
1 lb
ground beef
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp
ground cumin
15 oz canned kidney beans
15 oz
canned kidney beans
2 Tbsps olive oil
2 Tbsps
olive oil
1  yellow onion
1
yellow onion
0.5 tsps onion powder
0.5 tsps
onion powder
0.5 tsps pepper
0.5 tsps
pepper
1 tsp salt
1 tsp
salt
6 oz canned tomato paste
6 oz
canned tomato paste
1 cup water
1 cup
water

Equipment

pot
pot
pot
pot


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Budget Bytes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.31
Ingredient
15 ounces canned black beans
½ Tbsps brown sugar
15 ounces diced canned tomatoes
¼ teaspoons cayenne
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 cloves garlic
¼ teaspoons garlic powder
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon ground cumin
15 ounces canned kidney beans
2 Tbsps olive oil
1 yellow onion
½ teaspoons onion powder
½ teaspoons pepper
6 ounces canned tomato paste
Price
$0.65
$0.02
$0.91
$0.05
$0.34
$0.13
$0.02
$3.52
$0.13
$0.76
$0.33
$0.24
$0.06
$0.03
$0.67
$7.87

Tips

Health Tips

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • You can choose lean ground beef or switch to ground turkey or ground bison if you prefer less fatty meat.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • 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).

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Price Tips

  • 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.

  • 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.

Cooking Tips

  • If a recipe doesn't specify whether you should use light brown sugar or dark brown sugar, just use whatever you have on hand or prefer. The difference is that dark brown sugar has more molasses and thus a stronger flavor.

  • 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.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • You should not store your onions with your potatoes because the gases they emit will make each other spoil faster. For more information about selecting and storing onions, check out this lesson about onions in the academy.

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Green Tips

  • 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!

  • Beans freeze well, so don't throw out your leftovers!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
482 Calories
28g Protein
21g Total Fat
47g Carbs
28% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
482
24%

Fat
21g
33%

  Saturated Fat
6g
42%

Carbohydrates
47g
16%

  Sugar
8g
10%

Cholesterol
53mg
18%

Sodium
783mg
34%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
57%

Fiber
14g
59%

Folate
219µg
55%

Manganese
0.98mg
49%

Iron
7mg
41%

Phosphorus
379mg
38%

Potassium
1307mg
37%

Zinc
5mg
35%

Copper
0.64mg
32%

Magnesium
126mg
32%

Vitamin B6
0.62mg
31%

Vitamin B3
5mg
30%

Vitamin B1
0.41mg
27%

Vitamin B12
1µg
27%

Vitamin E
3mg
24%

Selenium
15µg
22%

Vitamin A
1021IU
20%

Vitamin C
15mg
19%

Vitamin K
18µg
18%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
17%

Calcium
104mg
10%

Vitamin B5
0.99mg
10%

covered percent of daily need

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