Greek Chili
 
12 oz.  lean ground beef
1/2 cup  chopped onion
1 tsp  minced garlic
2 Tbsp  chili powder
2 tsp  dried oregano leaves
1 tsp  ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp  dried mint leaves
1 Tbsp  unsweetened cocoa
1   28ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1   15ounce can chickpeas, or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged chickpeas,
  rinsed, drained (see note)
1   15ounce can dark-red kidney beans, or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged
  darkred kidney beans, rinsed, drained (see note)
2 tsp  honey
5 to 6 cup  cooked macaroni, warm
  optional garnish: sliced green onions and tops, crumbled feta cheese,
  sliced
  greek olives, as desired
 
saute ground beef, onion and garlic in large saucepan until ground beef is 
browned, about 5 minutes; add spices, herbs and cocoa and cook 1 to 2 
minutes longer. stir in tomatoes, beans and honey; heat to boiling. reduce 
heat and simmer, covered, 15 minutes; uncover and simmer until thickened, 
about 15 minutes. spoon chili over macaroni in bowls; garnish with green 
onions, feta cheese and olives, as desired. note: any canned or 
dry-packaged bean variety may be substituted for those listed here. 
 
8 servings (about 1 cup chili and 2/3 cup macaroni each) nutrition 
information per serving (garnishes not included): 343 calories, 8 grams 
fat, 49 grams carbohydrates, 661 milligrams sodium, 18 grams protein, 7 
grams dietary fiber, 29 milligrams cholesterol 
 
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(ID: 13373) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Thu, Apr 10, 2003


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