Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

 Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

This spicy chili with fire roasted tomatoes is a great dish for football Sundays or just when you need something a little spicy to warm you up. Fire roasted foods are a great way to make vegetables even tastier. Fire roasting peppers, tomatoes, and other veggies gives them a rich, complex flavor and a little kick. It is just enough spice to make things interesting without driving mild flavor enthusiasts away.

Fire roasted tomatoes offer another benefit in this tasty chili dish. Research shows cooking tomatoes actually activates the lycopene and creates a more potent food. While you do enjoy the benefits of lycopene from eating raw tomatoes, it is enhanced when the tomatoes are cooked. This is why ketchup and marinara sauce are considered such rich sources of this phytochemical with antioxidant properties.

If you want to spice up dinner, but you want to do so without sacrificing health, this is a great option. Our spicy fire roasted chili recipe will be a hit with your family and friends. You might even find people requesting you bring it to casual parties and special events. If you love chili, you will really enjoy our spicy chili with fire roasted tomatoes!

The chili is great served alone or with our delicious cornbread or sprinkled with our homemade bread crumbs.

Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes

Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted  Tomatoes

Serving size: 1 cup | Calories: 212 | Total Fat: 4g | Saturated fat: 2g | Carbohydrates: 23g | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Protein: 16g | Cholesterol: 32 mg | SmartPoints: 6 |

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic kidney beans, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) can organic black beans, drained
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • Salt to taste

Directions

Cook ground beef, diced onions, and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up meat with a fork. Cook until the beef has lost most of its pink color. Drain off fat and place in the slow cooker along with the remaining ingredients.

Cover, and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.

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12 Comments on "Spicy Chili with Fire-Roasted Tomatoes"

  1. Christine  November 27, 2013

    Could ground chicken or turkey be substituted for the beef?

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  2. Laura  September 9, 2014

    This was the best chili I have ever had! Excellent recipe!!

    Reply
  3. Lisa  December 8, 2014

    can you cook this on the stove in a pan instead of a slow cooker? if so, how long should it be cooked for?

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    • SkinnyMs  December 9, 2014

      Lisa, Yes you can cook this on the stovetop. Just be sure to brown the meat before adding it to the rest of the ingredients. Cook the whole chili at a simmer for 2 hours or so.

      Reply
  4. Abbey  October 23, 2016

    Can I cook on high for four hours?

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    • Nichole  October 23, 2016

      You sure can, Abbey!

      Reply
  5. Danielle  January 5, 2017

    How lean is the lean beef? 90%?

    Reply

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