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Fruit-and-Nut Chili

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 40 mins Cook 1 hr
Fruit-and-Nut Chili
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2  pounds  lean ground beef
  • 2  cups  chopped onion (2 large)
  • 3  cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 14 1/2 ounce can  tomatoes, undrained, cut up
  • 1 15  ounce can  tomato sauce
  • 1 15  ounce can  red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 14  ounce can  chicken broth
  • 2 1/4  cups  chopped green, red, and/or yellow sweet pepper (3 medium)
  • 2  cooking apples (such as Granny Smith or Jonathan), cored and chopped
  • 2 4  ounce can  diced green chile peppers, drained
  • 3  tablespoons  chili powder
  • 2  tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1  tablespoon  curry powder
  • 1  teaspoon  ground cinnamon
  • 2/3  cup  slivered almonds
  •  Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  •  Sour cream (optional)
  •  Raisins (optional)
Directions

1. In a 6-quart Dutch oven, cook meat, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender, stirring to break up meat as it cooks. Drain off fat.

2. Stir undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and broth into meat mixture. Add sweet pepper, apples, chile peppers, chili powder, cocoa powder, curry powder, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

3. Top each serving with almonds. If desired, serve with cheese, sour cream, and/or raisins.

From the Test KitchenSlow Cooker Directions:
  • Prepare as directed through Step 1. In a 6-quart slow cooker, combine meat mixture, undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, beans, and broth. Add sweet pepper, apples, chile peppers, chili powder, cocoa powder, curry powder, and cinnamon. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Serve as directed.
Nutrition Facts (Fruit-and-Nut Chili)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 357,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 54,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 34,
  • fiber (g) 10,
  • pro. (g) 26,
  • vit. A (IU) 1846,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 782,
  • calcium (mg) 162,
  • iron (mg) 5,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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