Healthified Salsa-Beef Chili

Healthified Salsa Beef Chili
  • Mild
  • 50 Minutes
  • Beef
  • Serves 8
  • Other
You’ll get a kick out of a chili that's peppered with healthified ingredients.


  • 1 lb (500 g) extra lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup/250 mL)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cans (14 oz/398 mL each) no salt added diced tomatoes
  • 1 jar (440 mL) Old El Paso* Thick N' Chunky Salsa (about 1 3/4 cups/425 mL)
  • 1 can (14 oz/398 mL) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) dark red kidney beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chili powder
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) sugar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano leaves
  • Reduced fat sour cream, if desired
  • Chopped green onion, if desired


  • In 4-quart nonstick Dutch oven, cook beef and onion over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Return to Dutch oven. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients except sour cream and green onions. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened. To serve, top individual servings with sour cream and green onions.

Expert Tips

"What is "Healthified"? We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the originals.
Tip: Get every ounce of flavour from the tomato sauce by rinsing any remaining sauce from the can with the 1/2 cup water.
Substitution: Black-eyed peas or pinto beans make tasty subs for the kidney or black beans.
Serving Suggestion: Serve with a variety of toppings, such as shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese or chopped cilantro.