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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes


1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 can (15ΒΌ ounces) kidney beans. rinsed and drained
1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
3/4 cup (about 5 ounces) pitted dried plums, quartered
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
Salt and pepper, to taste
Shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)


In large saucepan, brown ground beef over medium heat, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles; pour off all but 1 tablespoon drippings.

Add onion and garlic; cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is translucent.

Add beans, tomato sauce, dried plums, chili powder and oregano; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 25 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly.

Season with salt and pepper.

Serve in bowls and top with cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

    Calories 362 
    Cholesterol  56mg 
    % of Calories from Fat 39% 
    Fat  16g
    Sodium 878mg 
    Carbohydrates  38g
    Protein  20g
    Fiber  7g 

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