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Italian Style Chili


Serves 8
1 lbground turkey or beef
1 cupyellow onions, chopped
2 mediumzucchini, chopped
3 Tbspchili powder
128 oz can Pastene Whole Tomatoes
110 oz can Pastene Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, undrained
2Pastene Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, chopped
2 cupsV8 or water
1 cupfrozen or fresh corn
1 Tbspcumin
⅛ cupunsweetened cocoa
114 oz can Pastene Black Beans, drained and rinsed
114 oz can Pastene Red Kidney Beans, drained and rinsed
8 ozspinach, roughly chopped
salt and ground pepper


Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes

  • Brown turkey/beef with onions, chopped zucchini and 1 tablespoon of chili powder in a large saucepan. 
  • Add entire can of whole tomatoes and diced tomatoes. Add chipotle peppers, water/V8, 2 tablespoons of chili powder, corn, cumin and unsweetened cocoa. Bring to a boil and lower to simmer.
  • Add black beans, kidney beans, sea salt and pepper to taste, and simmer for 15 minutes stirring frequently to prevent burning on the bottom. 
  • Shortly before serving add greens to the chili and taste to adjust seasonings, if desired. 
  • Serve hot with polenta cornbread, cheddar cheese or shredded mozzarella cheese.

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