Food Comparison

December 2015 Issue

The Canned Chili Analysis

Nothing warms you up on a chilly day quite like a steaming bowl of chili. But if you don't have the time or inclination to chop up the veggies and wait for everything to simmer into a flavorful one-pot-meal of comfort, that's where prepared chili comes in. Just pop open the can—most are canned, but refrigerated and frozen products also are available—heat the chili, and you’re ready for a quick, satisfying meal. Whether your tastes lean towards the classic "con carne" (with beef), bean-filled, bean-less, or vegetarian, there's a store-bought chili out there for everyone—several to be more precise. Prepared chili also gives you a choice when it comes to meat varieties (beef, pork, chicken or turkey), spiciness, and special flavor additions (black bean, red bean, or chipotle), too.

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