Bread Bowl Chili

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Bread Bowl Chili

Bread Bowl Chili
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 45 minutes Source: Dairy Council of California
Food Groups: Vegetables, Grains, Protein
Main Ingredient: Beef , Bean & Legume
Meal Type: Snack, Soup & Stews
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Fiber
Special Features: Kids Can Help Make It


1 large round bread loaf
1 medium jalapeno pepper, diced
12 ounces lean ground beef
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 medium yellow onions, chopped (about 2 cups)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) whole tomatoes
1/4 cup no-salt-added tomato paste
1 can (8 1/2 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (7 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained


1. Using a serrated knife, slice off about an inch from the top of the bread.
2. Carve out a "bowl" from within the bread, leaving about 1 inch inside.
1. To chop jalapeno pepper, use a knife and fork to hold in place. Chop pepper into fine pices. Avoid touching seeds with your hands.
2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium heat, stirring, until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain beef.
3. In same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions; cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add bell pepper, jalapeno pepper and chili powder; cook, stirring for 5 minutes.
4. Add beef, tomatoes with liquid and tomato paste; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer for 25 minutes. Add beans and corn; cook 5 minutes longer.
5. Ladle chili into bread bowl and serve immediately.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 491
Total Fat: 9.6g
Saturated Fat: 2.9g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.4g
Sodium: 858mg
Carbohydrates: 70g
Protein: 31g
Fiber: 11.9g
Vitamin A: 1131 IU
Vitamin C: 56mg
Calcium: 66mg
Iron: 5.4mg

Cook's Notes: