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½ pound lean ground meat (15% fat)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans with liquid
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with liquid
2 Tablespoons chili powder


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Brown meat and onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat (350 F degrees in an electric skillet). Drain fat (see Notes).
  3. Add undrained beans, tomatoes with liquid and chili powder.
  4. Reduce heat to low (250 F degrees in an electric skillet), cover and cook for 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Serve with shredded cabbage, low fat sour cream, cilantro or grated cheese.
  • Add other vegetables such as bell peppers, carrots, celery, and corn, if desired.
  • Add dried cumin, oregano or red pepper flakes in Step 2 for extra flavor!
  • Try adding cilantro on top for more flavor.
  • Pour fat from cooked meat into a metal container. Let it cool, then dispose of it in a garbage can.
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6 Cups
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cooking time:
20 minutes
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