GEORGE'S SOUTHWESTERN CHILI CON CARNE
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup red onion, chopped (2 3/4 ounces)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Roma tomatoes, diced (about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef, onion and garlic; drain the grease. Add the peppers and all of the spices. Stir in the tomatoes; bring to a simmer and cook 10 minutes. Stir in the cilantro. Server over chopped lettuce and garnish with shredded cheese and sour cream, if desired (not included in the counts).
Makes 6 servings
Can be frozen
Per Serving: 292 Calories; 18g Fat; 26g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 5g Net Carbs
This is from George Stella's TV show. I changed the cooking method slightly to simplify it and to keep the peppers from getting overcooked. I also cut back on some of the spices to save a few carbs. George used 1/4 cup of chili powder and 3 tablespoons of cumin which seemed like an awful lot. I also reduced the ground beef to an even 2 pounds instead of 2 1/2 pounds. This is very good and there were plenty of spices to suit me. It's a little different than traditional chili, which usually has tomato sauce, but the flavor is very similar. I enjoyed this very much, especially with a little sour cream and a Cheddar Biscuit. If you want to see how George made his, click here. Click the photo to see a close-up.
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