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January 14, 2016 | Recipes

Firehouse Chili (Printable)
Serves 4


  • 1-1/4 pounds of lean ground beef
  • 1 cup onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup Mexican-style stewed tomatoes with jalapeno peppers and spices
  • 2 cups spiral macaroni, cooked



  1.  Chop onion and bell
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook the ground beef over medium-high heat until brown, stirring to
  3. Add onion, bell pepper, water, chili powder, sugar, cumin and garlic. Cook for 7 minutes or until onion is
  4. Stir in the tomatoes (undrained) and bring to a boil. Reduce heat: simmer, partially covered for 1
  5. Add cooked pasta and cook 15 minutes. Serve

Nutrients per serving: Calories 362 , Protein 26 g, Carbohydrates 30 g, Fat 15 g, Cholesterol  69 mg, Sodium  389 mg, Potassium  559 mg, Phosphorus  205 mg, Calcium
43 mg, Fiber 3.3 g.
Helpful hints: Since this chili has 559 mg potassium it is important not to exceed the 1-1/2 cup portion size. To complete your meal you may want to include low sodium crackers, a roll or slice of bread.
Renal and diabetic food choices: 3 meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable medium potassium Adapted from

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