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6 servings
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Meal Type:
Main Dishes
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Beef with Chili and Vegetables

One skillet dinner of lean ground beef with colorful low glycemic veggies and chili provides taste without all the fat and carbs.



  1. Place the ground beef to brown in a large skillet on low to medium heat. Stir occasionally to break up and prevent burning.
  2. Season to taste with your favorite seasoning such as season-all, adobo, or hickory salt and pepper.
  3. While the meat is browning, cut up or chop vegetables into small bite size peices and set aside, except for the onion, in a large bowl.
  4. Once the meat is browned, remove from the skillet, drain if necessary (although there should be minimal grease with the extra lean beef) and then place the chopped onion to sauté with a touch of olive oil on low heat.
  5. Once tender, add garlic, pepper, and a few tablespoons of roasted chile and turn it up to medium heat to get everything sizzling. Then add in the rest of the vegetables, stir, cover and turn down to low and allow to simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  6. Finally, add the browned ground meat back into the skillet, stir, cover and cook on low for an additional 10-20 minutes, depending on how tender you like your celery.
  7. Uncover, stir and enjoy!
  8. Note: by itself, it's a wonderful healthy way to eat a lot of vegetables with your beef, thereby improving the glycemic load of your meal. It could also be served over rice or pasta if your diet allows the extra carbs. As a variation, substitute black or kidney beans for the meat or add beans to the recipe to take the anti-oxidant levels up a notch.
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very good recp.
24 Nov 12 by member: khaled1012
3 pts
03 Dec 11 by member: mama mel
I added a can of red kidney beans and a 1/2 cup of beef stock and it was absolutely delicious. I may have to enter this one in our company chili competition.
24 Jul 11 by member: jsbalcom
Really enjoyed it. Very tasty, and filling. I added some beef stock powder to mine.
29 Mar 11 by member: Shanoodles
Gorgeous me and my husband loved it!!!!
My family and I really enjoyed this recipe, thank you for sharing
01 Jun 10 by member: fitforme22


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Nutrition summary:

There are 162 calories in 1 serving of Beef with Chili and Vegetables.
Calorie break-down: 31% fat, 25% carbs, 44% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 51
Calories 162
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 5.64g 9%
  Saturated Fat 2.011g 10%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.37g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.683g  
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 127mg 5%
Potassium 729mg  
Total Carbohydrate 10.24g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
  Sugars 4.8g  
Protein 17.79g  
Vitamin A 145% Vitamin C 1178%
Calcium 29% Iron 83%
of RDI*
(162 calories)
8% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (25%)
Fat (31%)
Protein (44%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories