Beef and Chorizo Chili
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Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes
Makes 4 to 6 servings
1 pound Ground Beef (95% lean)
7 to 8 ounces beef chorizo
1-1/2 cups chopped white onions
2 to 4 medium serrano peppers, chopped
2 tablespoons ground ancho chili powder or regular chili powder
2 tablespoons masa harina or cornmeal
1 tablespoon dried Mexican or regular oregano leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each) garbanzo beans or pinto beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
Hot cooked rice (optional)
Sliced radishes, crumbled queso fresco, dairy sour cream, sliced green onions, Creamy Avocado Dressing (recipe follows) (optional)
|1.||Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef, chorizo, onions and peppers; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon; pour off drippings. Return beef to skillet.
|2.||Add chili powder, masa harina, oregano and salt; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in beans and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.|
|3.||Serve over rice with toppings, if desired.|
Creamy Avocado Dressing: Cut 1 medium ripe avocado into chunks. Place avocado, 3/4 cup water, 1/4 cup fresh lime juice, 1 peeled clove garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt in blender container. Cover; process until smooth. (May be prepared up to 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.
Cook's Tip: To control the level of spicy heat, remove and discard some or all of the seeds and membranes from the serrano peppers.
Nutrition information per serving (1/4 of recipe): 646 calories; 29 g fat (1 g saturated fat; 12 g monounsaturated fat); 119 mg cholesterol; 2455 mg sodium; 47 g carbohydrate; 8.8 g fiber; 5 g protein; 9.4 mg niacin; 0.8 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 7 mg iron; 28.8 mcg selenium; 7.8 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of protein.
Nutrition information per serving (1/6 of recipe): 431 calories; 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat); 8 mg cholesterol; 1636 mg sodium; 32 g carbohydrate; 5.9 g fiber; 33 g protein; 6.3 mg niacin; 0.5 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 4.7 mg iron; 19.2 mcg selenium; 5.2 mg zinc.
This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.