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postheadericon Santa Fe Chili

5.00 avg. rating (91% score) - 2 votes

Santa Fe Chili is a delicious recipe for a no beans, spicy and hearty beef chili. It takes (1 Hour) to prepare and (2-1/2 Hours) to cook and simmer on the stovetop. Ingredients include: Beef chuck, garlic, beef broth, potatoes, corn, cabbage, onions, radishes. Seasoned with chili powder, cumin, pepper oregano, and salt. It is also a low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (8 Smart Points) recipe. Makes (8) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Santa Fe Chili will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests. 

Prep Time: 1 Hour
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 Hours.
Total Time: 2-1/2 Hours.


(3 lbs) boneless chuck roast, trimmed, cut in 1″ chunks
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp corn oil or canola oil, divided
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups water
2 cups low-sodium beef broth
6 tbsp chili powder
1-1/2 tsp ground cumin
1-1/2 tsp dried oregano
3 cups diced potatoes (1/2″; about 1 pound)
3 cups whole kernel corn (fresh or frozen, thawed)
2 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
1 cup sliced radishes
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Warm flour tortillas for serving, (optional)


1. Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat 11/2 teaspoons of the cooking oil over medium-high heat in a large stockpot. Add half of the beef and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid evaporates and meat is browned (10 to 15 minutes). Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining cooking oil and beef.

2. Return the first batch of beef to the pot and add in the garlic; cook, stirring until just starting to brown, (about 1 minute). Add the water, broth, chile powder, cumin and oregano to pot; stir well to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender, (about 1 hour).

3. Stir in potatoes and corn into pot; return to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender, (15 to 20 minutes).

4. Serve the chili topped with cabbage, radishes, onions and cilantro. Serve also with flour tortillas, if desired.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: (1 cup chili + 1/2 cup) toppings.

Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints), (9 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1-1/2 Starch + 1 /2 Vegetable + 4-1/2 Meat(L)

Calories: 334, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 99mg, Sodium: 568mg, Sugars: 6g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 38g

Original recipe and image from: Meredith Corporation: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/santa_fe_chile_colorado.html

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