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Chunky Beef Chili*

2 lb lean beef chuck, cut for stew
1 can (28 oz) chunky-style tomatoes in puree, undrained
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
12 oz beer or 1 1/2 cups water
1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
1/4 cup tomato paste
3 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
3 cans (15-16 oz each) Roman or pinto beans, rinsed
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
Garnishes: sour cream, chopped red onion, shredded Cheddar cheese

Mix all ingredients except peanut butter, beans and cilantro in a 4-qt or larger slow-cooker.

Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours untl beef is tender. Stir in peanut butter until blended then stir in beans.

Cover and cook 5 minutes, or until beans are hot. Stir in cilantro.

Serves 8. Per serving: 377 cal, 32 g pro, 32 g car, 8 g fiber, 14 g fat (4 g sat fat), 74 mg chol, 1145 mg sod

Woman's Day 2/1/06