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Spiced Bean Chili with Fusilli Recipe

Spiced Bean Chili with Fusilli Recipe

8 servings

Use your favorite beans and any shaped pasta in this versatile chili.



1 pound lean ground beef

2 cups chopped onions

1 cup sliced cremini or white mushrooms

1/2 cup sliced celery

2 cans diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained

1 can each: garbanzo and dark red kidney beans, rinsed, drained

1/2 cup dry white wine or water

1-2 tablespoons each: chili powder, ground cumin

1/2 teaspoons each: dried oregano and thyme leaves

8 ounces fusilli, cooked

Salt and pepper, to taste

3-4 tablespoons sliced green or ripe olives


Saute ground beef, onions, mushrooms, and celery in lightly greased large saucepan until beef is browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add tomatoes with liquid, beans, wine and herbs to saucepan, heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 10 minutes. Add pasta and cook until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, sprinkle with olives.


Per Serving:

Calories: 367

% of calories from fat: 26

Fat (gm): 10.6

Saturated fat (gm): 3.2

Cholesterol (gm): 35.2

Sodium (mg): 759

Protein (gm): 21.3

Carbohydrate (gm): 47.3

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