Dot's Low Fat Chili
Contributed by Dot


1 lb. lean ground beef
1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp olive or vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1  -14.5 oz can diced tomatoes (with or without green chiles)
1 -15.5 oz can red kidney beans (drained and RINSED)
1- 2.5 oz can sliced mushrooms (drained) or 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1- 11 oz can whole kernel corn
1/4 tsp. each: red pepper, cumin  ( I use extra red pepper, like the spice)
1/4 cup non-fat sour cream

Microwave the ground beef 8 minutes on high. While that is cooking, do the following:

In large non-stick skillet heat oil, add onion, bell pepper and garlic.  Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 mins., until veggies are just tender.  Add tomatoes, beans, corn, mushrooms, and spices, stir to combine. Then add the chili packet and a little water. Add the drained, rinsed ground beef to the pan and
simmer, covered for about 20 min.

I rarely use cans in my cooking, but for this recipe it works great. You can  also add additional tomatoes. You can top with a little sour cream  if desired. This recipe is delicious and very low in fat. It feeds two of us, twice!!