Simple Beef and Brew Chili

Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
Servings: 4 servings



1 pound Ground Beef (96% lean)
1 medium green or red bell pepper, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) reduced-sodium or regular black beans, rinsed, drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounce) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 bottle (12 ounces) light beer or 1-1/2 cups reduced-sodium beef broth
1 packet (1-1/4 ounces) reduced-sodium or regular chili seasoning mix
Toppings: Sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced green onions, sliced Serrano or jalapeño peppers, chopped onions, lime wedges and tortilla chips (optional)


1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef and bell pepper; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

2. Stir in beans, tomatoes, beer and chili seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes to blend flavors, stirring occasionally. Serve with toppings, as desired.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition information per serving: 253 calories; 5 g fat (2 g saturated fat; 0 g monounsaturated fat); 65 mg cholesterol; 717 mg sodium; 22 g carbohydrate; 5.8 g fiber; 28 g protein; 5.7 mg niacin; 0.4 mg vitamin B6; 2.1 mcg vitamin B12; 4.4 mg iron; 17.9 mcg selenium; 5.3 mg zinc; 89.5 mg choline.

This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, protein, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of choline.

Meal Tips

Cook's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160ºF. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.