NEW Healthy Harvest Pasta Sauce

Healthy Harvest® Pasta Sauce Easy Mediterranean Chili


Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 (makes 8 cups/2 L)
The robust flavour of Arrabbiata becomes the rich base to this Italian variation on a Tex Mex classic. Serve with garlic toast and a tossed green salad.

Ingredients

1 jar
(570 mL)

Healthy Harvest® Pasta Sauce, Arrabbiata

1 lb
(500 g)

lean ground beef

1/2 tsp
(2 mL)

each salt and pepper

1 each

onion and orange pepper

1 pkg
(227 g)

sliced cremini mushrooms

1 can
(540 mL)

cannellini or white kidney beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup
(250 mL)

sodium-reduced beef broth

1/4 cup
(60 mL)

cornmeal (optional)

Grated Mozzarella cheese and slivered basil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Brown beef with salt and pepper in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add onion, peppers and mushrooms; cook, stirring often for 10 minutes.
  1. Stir in pasta sauce, cannellini beans, beef broth and cornmeal (if using). Simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with mozzarella cheese and basil (if using).

Tips:

  • Adding cornmeal is a great way to thicken and add body to stews; but it can be omitted for an equally tasty, just less thick, chili.
  • To prepare in a slow cooker, after browning beef and vegetables, mix all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cook on LOW for 4 hours or on HIGH for 2 hours.
  • Replace beef with ground turkey or chicken.
  • For those who like more heat, add chili flakes or hot sauce to taste.

Nutritional Information per serving (1/6th recipe or 1 1/3 cups/325 mL):
310 calories, 13 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 706 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrates, 6 g fibre, 9 g sugars, 21 g protein.

Excellent source of vitamin C, thiamin, vitamin B12 and zinc. Good source of niacin and iron.