January 2, 2012

Parents Magazine Chili Con Carne

As I've stated numerous times before my family loves meat. If given the choice my husband would eat only bacon and pork with every meal. Since this wouldn't be the healthiest option I try to incorporate as many beans and other non-meat proteins as I can. I still serve meat I just make it an ingredient as opposed to the center of a meal. Recently, the November issue of Parents Magazine had a recipe for Chili Con Carne with 25 grams of protein and only 9 grams of fat, which looked like perfect combination of beans and meat for my family.

This recipe has 14 ingredients. It takes approximately 20 minutes and makes 4 to 6 servings. All the ingredients I either already had in my pantry or were easy to find at my local grocery store. I ground my own beef since I believe it tastes better and I can control the amount of fat. Make sure to adequately rinse the canned beans or the taste will effect the taste of the chili. I chose to leave off the optional corn chips or brown rice and chopped cilantro. I followed the remainder of the recipe as stated.

With 25 grams of protein this is a very filling dish. Both of my boys ate their whole servings and it made more than enough for a meal for my family of four plus leftovers. I liked that the chili had both beans and meat for protein and was full of flavor. Overall, a very family friendly recipe.

For the recipe go to Chili Con Carne.


  1. OOOOOOH That loooooooooooooooooooks sooooo good

  2. yum..I think I made this in a crock pot for a Super Bowl party! it even sounds yummy!

  3. This looks delicious!!! All easy to find ingredients and not very time consuming!!

  4. @Renee Thanks :) It was really easy to make!

    @momto8 I love making dishes in my crockpot. Makes cleanup very easy!

    @Jean Thanks :) It was very easy and most of the ingredients I already had.

  5. Great posts. You are sure sending me to the kitchen to surprise my family with wonderful. I will definitely come back often for new posts. Tnx! I am visiting from http://beauty-hive.blogspot.com

  6. Love chili :) Thanks for posting the recipe.
    Like your new blog design!
    Happy New Year!

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  8. I've been wanting to make chili con carne! Awesome! :)

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  12. yum - this is making me so hungry. I would have some sour cream with it to!

  13. @Maxwell Thanks :) I hope you find some recipes that you like!

    @E I love chili also, it's yummy!

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    @The Blonde Duck I hope you like the recipe!

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    @spray pain queen Thanks :) I love sour cream on my chili, yum!


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