Entrées|Fresh Fruit

Country Cranberry Chili

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Ingredients

  • - 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound beef chuck steak or “stew beef,” cut into large chunks
  • 1 medium white onion, diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 packet chili spice blend
  • 1, 14.5 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh cranberries, chopped (preferably in a food processor)
  • 1, 14.5 oz. can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3-4 cups beef broth
  • optional garnish: fresh herbs (parsley and chives recommended)
  • serving suggestion: serve with baked potato or rice

Instructions

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a large dutch oven, add olive oil over medium heat on the stove. After 45-60 seconds, add beef. Brown on all sides, stirring occasionally. Remove beef and set aside.
  • Add onions and spices to the large dutch oven, oven-safe pot, or stove top pot. Turn heat to medium low and cook onions for 10 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, cranberries and beans. Put the beef back into the pot, stir to combine and add 3 cups beef stock. Reserve additional cup of beef stock to add as needed during cooking for desired consistency.
  • Bring to a simmer, place lid on top and then move to oven for 2 hours, or alternatively, keep covered on low heat on the stove top for 2 hours.
  • After two hours, uncover chili and stir well.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve with rice or baked potato and garnish with parsley or chives.

Source

  • Recipe by Carlene Thomas, RDN of Healthfully Ever After