Illini Union Chili
195 mins (prep 15, cooking 180)
9 ingredients
4 servings
Yes, from the Illini Union cafeteria at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Got my bachelor's there, worked there for 12 years, got my master's there and this mild, yummy soothing chili was a mainstay. Still is, only now I make it myself. I generally make at least a double and often a triple batch because it freezes beautifully. I also use about half light red and half dark red kidney beans, just because. For authenticity, serve with fritos. Also excellent with hot corn bread. A really good variation is to add some small-diced raw green pepper and halved or quartered fresh grape tomatoes for a bit of a crunch and nice freshness, when serving.

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Serving Size (400.42 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 934.35 Calories from Fat 238.32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.48g 162.95%
Saturated Fat 9.63g 192.62%
Trans Fat 1.72g %
Cholesterol 126.16mg 168.21%
Sodium 1482.08mg 247.01%
Total Carbohydrate 98.95g 131.93%
Dietary Fiber 41.41 g 662.52%
Sugars 3.87 g %
Protein 76.83g 614.64%
Vitamin A 1096.44IU% Vitamin C 7.74mg%
Calcium 288.22mg% Iron 17.82mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chopped onion, tomato puree, ground cumin