Healthy Snack #3

by Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Most people along with the appetizers and munchies will serve a good meal as well for their guests. This is a great low calorie, low fat recipe that is sure to warm you up, especially if you’re cheering on the Packers from the Frozen Tundra!!!!



  • 1 1/2  cups  chopped red onion (about 1 medium)
  • 1  cup  chopped red bell pepper (about 1 small)
  • 8  ounces  extralean ground beef (you can also susbstitute for ground turkey for lower calories & fat)
  • 2  garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  chili powder
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cumin
  • 1  teaspoon  sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  (19-ounce) can red kidney beans, drained
  • 1  (14.5-ounce) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1  (14-ounce) can low-sodium beef broth
  • 1  (12-ounce) bottle beer (such as Budweiser)
  • 1  tablespoon  yellow cornmeal
  • 1  tablespoon  fresh lime juice


Combine first 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook 5 minutes or until beef is browned, stirring to crumble. Stir in chili powder, cumin, sugar, and salt; cook 1 minute. Add oregano and next 4 ingredients (through beer) to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Stir in cornmeal; cook 5 minutes. Stir in juice.

Nutrition Info: (serving size 1 1/2 cups)

Calories:    261 (20% from fat)Fat:              5.7g (sat 2.1g,mono 2g,poly 0.2g)Protein:     18.3gCarbs:        30.3gFiber:          8.3gCholesterol:  30mgIron:           3.7mgSodium:     799mgCalcium:    74mg