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Hearty food ... for Super Bowl sustenance

January 23, 2001

Hearty food ... for Super Bowl sustenance



The Associated Press


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Two easy-to-make recipes produce dishes substantial enough to see fans through the demands of Super Bowl watching.

They are versions of familiar favorites: chili con carne - good served with cornbread - and barbecued brisket. The chili can be ready in less than 2 hours, but cooks should plan to start the brisket a day ahead.

This baked Chili Con Carne is among recipes in "Simply Casseroles: Over 100 Quick and Delicious One-Dish Dinners" (Surrey Books, 1998, $14.95 paperback), by Kim Lila.

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Recipes in this collection range from Salmon Souffl to French Toast Casserole, from casual to sophisticated, with "global" specials from noodles to pasta. Most are quick to prepare, making use of both fresh and packaged ingredients. This one is low-fat.

Chili Con Carne

  • 1 pound beef round, or skirt steak, fat trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large banana pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 large jalapeo pepper, finely chopped, for a spicier chili use 2 peppers
  • 14 1/2-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 15-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 15 1/2-ounce can light red kidney beans, drained
  • 15 1/2-ounce can dark red kidney beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine meat with garlic in a large saut pan or skillet and cook over medium heat until meat is browned; drain liquid.

To meat, add onion, peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and paste, and light and dark kidney beans. Stir until well mixed; add spices.

Pour mixture into a 2 1/2-quart casserole. Cover and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Serve with garnishes such as cheese, onions or sour cream.

Serves 6 to 8.

Nutritional information per serving (6-serving size): 306 calories, 4.4 grams fat (0.9 grams saturated fat), 36.5 milligrams cholesterol, 1,081 milligrams sodium, 29.3 grams protein, 48.9 grams carbohydrates.

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