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Secret Ingredient Chili

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Secret Ingredient Chili

Secret Ingredient Chili

Classic meat and bean chili with tomatoes and cocoa powder for the rich 'secret' flavor

PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 35 minutes


8 servings (about 1 cup each)


2 can (15 oz each) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1 Pound ground sirloin beef
1 Teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tablespoon Gebhardt® Chili Powder
2 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 can (15 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
1/2 Cup chopped onion
1 *serving Sliced green onions, sour cream, shredded Cheddar cheese, chopped avocado and/or crushed corn chips, optional
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1 Teaspoon granulated sugar
1 Cup water


  1. Cook and stir ground beef and onion in large skillet over medium-high heat about 7 minutes, or until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add beans, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, sugar, cocoa and salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low. Simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve chili topped with onions, sour cream, cheese, avocado and/or corn chips if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: about 1 cup
Protein 16 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Calories 197
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 980 mg
Carbohydrate 20 g
Sugars 6 g
Calcium 60 mg
Iron 2 mg
Vitamin A 401 iu
Vitamin C 19 mg

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