Beef Chili for a Crowd

Cuisinart original


Makes 16 servings


cooking spray
2      teaspoons good quality olive oil
1½   pounds onions, peeled and finely chopped
6      garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2      teaspoons kosher salt
½     teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3      pounds lean ground beef
½     cup chili powder
1½   tablespoons oregano
1½   tablespoons cumin
1      tablespoon paprika
1      red pepper, cored, seeded, chopped
1      green pepper, cored, seeded, chopped
1      yellow pepper, cored, seeded, chopped
2      cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes, juices drained, separated
2      cans (3 ounces each) tomato paste, salt-free
3      tablespoons red wine vinegar
3      cans (15–16 ounces each) beans, drained,rinsed and drained again (i.e., black                   beans, pinto beans and/or red kidney beans)

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 267 (20% from fat) • carb. 28g • pro. 26g • fat 6g • sat. fat 2g

• chol. 49mg • sod. 330mg • calc. 90mg • fiber 7g


Lightly coat the interior of the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart® Slow Cooker with cooking spray. Heat a Cuisinart® 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil; sauté onions and garlic until soft. Season with ½ tea- spoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Place in ceramic pot.

In the same skillet, heat another teaspoon of oil; cook ground beef until brown, breaking up clumps with the back of a spoon. Stir in remaining salt and pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin and paprika; cook over low heat until spices are fra- grant. Transfer meat mixture to slow cooker. Add sliced red, green, and yellow pep- pers. Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato paste and red wine vinegar. Cover and press

the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 10 hours and press Low; slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed. One hour before serving, turn heat to High. Stir in beans and slow cook until heated through.