Beef is another type of meat which people generally avoid because it is classified as “red meat”. But there’s always a healthier choice for everything, we just have to have the will-power to make that choice. In the case of beef, all you need to do is choose lean, ground beef over ordinary beef. This meat is classified as lean by the United States Department of Agriculture!
Of course you know what this means! No more avoiding beef because it is red meat. Moreover, beef is a really rich source of zinc and mineral which is really important for the proper functioning of the immune system. Iron and vitamin B12 is also found in beef and these are very necessary for us, so opt for lean beef and try this amazingly taste and quick recipe for a great dinner.
Chili With Beef And Beans!
93% lean – ground beef – 1 pound
16 ounce jar of green salsa or enchilada sauce – 1
15 ounce can of red kidney beans – 1 ( rinse the beans)
Chopped red bell pepper – 1 large
Chopped cloves garlic – 6
Chopped onion – 1 large
Ground cumin – 2 tsp
Cayenne pepper to taste
Chilli powder to taste
Water – 1/4 cup
In a large saucepan, cook the onion, beef and bell pepper at medium temperatures. Ensure that the meat is crumbled so as to facilitate the cooking. Cook until the meat has attained a brown color and is thoroughly cooked.
To this add the garlic, cumin, chilli powder and cayenne pepper. Stir well until the spices reach every part of the mixture, then pour in the salsa and the water, mixing well.
Reduce the temperature to medium-high heat and cook the beef, keeping it covered. Stir occasionally and cook until the beef and the vegetables soften, then add the red kidney beans to the mixture and cook for about a minute. Serve hot!
Nutritional Information (Per Serving) – Serves 4
Calories – 307 Kcal
Total Fat – 8 g
Carbohydrates – 29 g
Protein – 27 g
Sodium – 516 mg