One-Pot Short Rib & Red Lentil Chili
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One-Pot Short Rib & Red Lentil Chili

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 3 hours 15 minutes • Serves: 8

1 pound boneless beef short ribs
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1 cup dry red lentils
1 cup frozen sweet corn
Shredded pepper Jack cheese and nonfat Greek yogurt for garnish (optional)

1.Sprinkle both sides of ribs with cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, paprika and black pepper. In large saucepot, heat oil over medium-high heat; add ribs and cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer ribs to plate.

2.In same saucepot with drippings, cook jalapeño, bell pepper and onion 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and chili powder; cook 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Add tomatoes with their juice and 3 cups water; cook 1 minute, scraping browned bits from bottom of saucepot with wooden spoon. Add ribs and heat to a simmer; reduce heat to low, cover and cook 2 hours 45 minutes or until ribs are very tender and meat falls apart, stirring occasionally. Stir in lentils, corn and remaining 1 teaspoon salt; cover and cook 15 minutes or until lentils are tender, stirring occasionally. Makes about 8 cups.

3.Serve chili topped with cheese and yogurt, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1 cup):
349 Calories, 19g Fat (7g Saturated), 36mg Cholesterol,
599mg Sodium, 29g Carbohydrates, 6g Fiber, 16g Protein