Makes 12 servings.


2 pounds stew beef, cubed into bite sized pieces
1 large sweet onion
2 jalapenos, seeded and minced
½ (4 fluid ounce) bottle mesquite flavored liquid smoke
2 heads garlic, minced
1 (14½ ounce) can diced tomatoes with jalapenos
2 (15 ounce) cans chili flavored beans with jalapenos
1 (14½ ounce) can red kidney beans
1 (14½ ounce) can tomato sauce with garlic and onions
½ cup SPLENDA® Brown Sugar Blend
Hot pepper sauce, to taste


1. Combine beef, onions, jalapenos, 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 jalapenos, chopped and shredded onions, and cheese if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving):

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

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Note: Recipe contest submission by Kristin G. from Stow, OH.

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