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ChiliA slow cooker recipe for a hot, comforting chili packed with beef, beans and spicy flavors.

Recipe contest submission by Kristin G. from Stow, Ohio.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds stew beef, cubed into bite sized pieces
1 large sweet onion
2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
1/2 (4 fluid ounce) bottle mesquite flavored liquid smoke
2 heads garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with jalapeños
2 (15 ounce) cans chili flavored beans with jalapeños
1 (14.5 ounce) can red kidney beans
1 (14.5 ounce) can tomato sauce with garlic and onions
1/2 cup Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend
Hot pepper sauce, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine beef, onions, jalapeños, liquid smoke and garlic in a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. After 6 hours, add the tomatoes, chili beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, Splenda® Brown Sugar Blend to the beef. Add hot pepper sauce if desired.
  4. Cook for an additional 2 hours.
  5. Taste the chili after 2 hours to determine the need for additional Splenda®Brown Sugar Blend or hot pepper sauce.
  6. Garnish with diced jalapeños, chopped and shredded onions, and cheese if desired.

Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 400; Calories from Fat: 180; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 50mg; Sodium: 810mg; Total Carbs: 35g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugars: 11g; Protein: 21g.

Exchanges per Serving: 1 Starch, 1 Vegetable, 2 Medium-Fat Meats, 1 Fat.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at