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    With so many variations of chili the classic version often gets overlooked. Not this one! This is the best classic chili. It's thick, rich, loaded with tomato flavor, lots of beef, and plenty of beans. It's sweet, warm, spicy (in flavor not heat), and so perfect with some sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese.

    Ingredients

    • 2 lbs ground beef
    • 1 large onion (or 2 smaller), finely diced
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 2 large cans (29 oz each) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
    • 1 bottle (46 oz) tomato juice
    • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
    • 1 cup ketchup
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional (I never add this)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 1
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 3296 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 234 g 359.49%
    • Saturated Fat: 87 g 437.3%
    • Trans Fat: 14 g %
    • Cholesterol: 680 mg 226.8%
    • Sodium: 12285 mg 511.89%
    • Calcium: 468 mg 46.81%
    • Potassium: 6733 mg 192.38%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 29 mg 159.78%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 151 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 13 g 52%
    • Sugar: 112 g
    • Protein: 162 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 6 g
    • Vitamin A 218.09%
    • Vitamin C 1569.33%
    • Vitamin D 6.81%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat38
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs6
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables12
    • Exchange - Lean Meat20
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total6 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total24 oz-eq

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