Meal Prep Chili Con Carne

Make this Awesome Chili Con Carne as a Meal Prep Meal

Find this recipe and more in the Weekly Meal Plan for January 17-23, 2021

Meal Prep Chili Con Carne

Meal Prep Chili Con Carne

Tonia Bloom
A hearty slow cooked chili with a little bit of heat. We topped ours with Colby Cheese and Sour Cream. Both are included in the Nutrition Facts. Serve with corn muffins for comfort meal favorite.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Blue, Low Sodium
Servings 8
Cost $2.72 per serving
Sodium 248 mg

Equipment

  • Eight 2-cup airtight containers

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon Canola Oil
  • cups Onion chopped
  • pounds 93% Lean Ground Beef
  • teaspoons Minced Garlic (jar)
  • ¼ cup Salt Free Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Chipotle Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • cups Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • cups Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 (15-ounce) can No Salt Added Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons No Salt Added Tomato Paste
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Low Sodium Pinto Beans drained, not rinsed
  • 1 (15-ounce) can Reduced Sodium Kidney Beans drained, not rinsed
  • ¼ cup Colby Cheese shredded
  • ¼ cup Light Sour Cream

Instructions
 

Cook the Chili

  • Heat oil and onions in a Dutch Oven over medium-high heat. Saute the onions for 3 minutes. Add ground beef and cook for about 10 minutes, or until beef is browned. Break up meat with wooden spoon as it cooks.
    Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, chipotle pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and sugar. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
    Stir in the bell peppers, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and water. Bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer uncovered for 60 minutes; stirring as needed.
    Stir in the beans and simmer 30 minutes.

Make into Meal Prep Meals

  • Remove the chili from heat and let cool to almost room temperature.
    Divide the chili evenly between eight 2-cup airtight containers. Seal. Label with date and contents.
    Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Freeze for up to 3 months.
    When ready to eat:
    Thaw if frozen. Reheat in microwave. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1 tablespoon sour cream.
    Chili Con Carne labeled in meal prep containers

Ready Now Plate and Serve

  • Skip Meal Prep Instructions.
    Divide chili evenly between 8 bowls. Top with 1 tablespoon each of cheese and sour cream.
Nutrition Facts
Meal Prep Chili Con Carne
Amount per Serving
Calories
400
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
14
g
22
%
Saturated Fat
 
5
g
31
%
Cholesterol
 
88
mg
29
%
Sodium
 
248
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
31
g
12
%
Fiber
 
8
g
33
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
39
g
78
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Bean Dishes, Beef Recipes, Chili Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Heart Healthy, High Fiber, High Protein, Meal Prep Recipes, Potluck Recipes
Food Groups ***Meat = 4 servings, Vegetables = 1 serving, Legumes = 1 serving
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