Wrangler’s Beef Chili

Wrangler’s Beef ChiliServe this classic chili atop whole wheat noodles and offer kids a variety of toppings.

Makes: 4 servings
Total Recipe Time: 40 to 45 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans (8 ounces) no-salt added or regular tomato sauce
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked whole wheat macaroni (optional)

Toppings (optional)

Crushed baked tortilla chips, chopped green or regular onion, chopped tomato, chopped bell pepper, chopped fresh cilantro, reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese, nonfat Greek yogurt


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef and onions; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into ¾-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Remove drippings.
  2. Stir in beans, tomato sauce, corn, water, spices and herbs. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve over macaroni, if desired. Garnish with toppings, as desired.

Cincinnati-Style Beef Chili: Stir in 1 teaspoon cinnamon with other seasonings in Step 2. Serve over hot cooked whole wheat spaghetti.

Moroccan-Style Beef Chili: Substitute 1 cup frozen peas for corn. Stir in 1 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice with other seasonings in Step 2.  Serve over hot cooked whole wheat couscous or brown rice.

Test Kitchen Tips
Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness.

Nutritional Facts Per Serving:

Calories 356 Carbohydrate 35 g
Fat 10 g Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 76 mg Protein 32 g
Sodium 300 mg

Nutritional Facts Per Serving, Cincinnati-style:

Calories 344 Carbohydrate 32 g
Fat 10 g Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 76 mg Protein 31 g
Sodium 289 mg

Nutritional Facts Per Serving, Moroccan-style:

Calories 348 Carbohydrate 31 g
Fat 9 g Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 76 mg Protein 32 g
Sodium 332 mg

Nutritional Facts Per Serving, using 1/2 cup cooked whole wheat macaroni:

Calories 443 Carbohydrate 53 g
Fat 10 g Fiber 5.3 g
Cholesterol 76 mg Protein 35 g
Sodium 302 mg

Source: Beef -It’s What’s for Dinner

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