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Serves 12 | Prep Time 5 | Cook Time 0

Why I Love This Recipe

Cuban inspired, this hearty chili dip gets its signature flavor from its chilies, cinnamon spice, sweet pineapple and raisins – a great way to fit in vitamin-C rich fruit. Its name “picadillo” means “minced meat,” a common ingredient in chili. Serve this flavorful dip with baked tortilla chips or crusty bread.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 can (15 ounces) no-beans chili
1 can (8 ounces) unsweetened pineapple tidbits, drained
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds


In a medium saucepan, combine chili, pineapple, chilies, cream cheese, raisins, chili powder and cinnamon; mix well. Heat until cream cheese melts, stirring continuously. Mix in almonds. Variation: In place of cream cheese, thicken with 1 can (15 ounces) white kidney beans, drained and puréed. *If desired, turkey chili may be substituted for no-beans chili (with consequent changes to the below nutritionals).

Calories 110; Calories from fat 60; Total fat 6g; Saturated fat 3g; Cholesterol 20mg; Sodium 260mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g; Dietary fiber 1g; Sugars 5g; Protein 5g

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