Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Low Carb Poblano Jalapeno Chili

 I got this recipe from the current issue of "Cooking Light". I had to modify it only slightly to make it low carb, plus upped the spices quite a bit. To my surprise this thickened up nicely; it was very good. I plan on making this regularly. Enjoy!

Low Carb Poblano Jalapeno Chili

  • Cooking spray 
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground sirloin 
  • jalapeno peppers
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil 
  • 1 Med-Large onion chopped 
  • 1 cup chopped seeded poblano (pasilla) chile (about 2 large)
  • garlic cloves, minced (Or as much or as little as desired I used about 10)
  • 12-ounce Corona Light
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon chili powder (or more to liking)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (or more to liking)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups of the Best tasting, Lowest carb Marinara you can find. The one I used was 8 carbs per cup.
  • 1 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth 
  • 1 Can Eden foods Black Soy beans, rinsed and drained 
  • (14.5-ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, undrained 

  • Optional: Top with Sour Cream, Sharp Cheese and for extra heat pickled Jalapenos (this really wasn't very spicy)


  1. 1. Heat a Large Pot over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef; cook 10 minutes or until browned, stirring to crumble. Remove beef from pan; drain. Wipe pan clean.
  2. 2. Remove and discard seeds and membranes from 1 jalapeño; finely chop both jalapeños. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add jalapeños, onion, poblano, and garlic; sauté 10 minutes or until onion is tender. Add beer; scrape pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 6-8 minutes or until 50% - 75% of liquid evaporates (whichever your preference - I did 75%). Add chili powder, cumin, and salt; cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in beef, marinara, broth, beans, and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 30 minutes or until slightly thickened. Ladle about 1 1/2 cups chili into each of 8 bowls.


  1. That looks delish and something I will make...someday, when I can eat more than just meat and veggies! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This looks REALLY good. I have a freezer full of food but am going to try it as soon as I'm through the current batch!

  3. Yummo! That looks Delish!!!

  4. Mmmm I love chili but have never made it with poblanos- this sounds delicious!!

  5. Well it really is just mostly meat and veggies, let me know if you try it :)

  6. It does freeze well :)

  7. This was my first time with Poblanos as well - worked wonderfully.

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  9. Hey! I don't know if you come on your blog anymore, but it was just to thank you for posting this recipe with the low carb alterations! I'm gonna try it with chicken this week and freeze it for lunches. It looks so tasty! :)