Southwestern “No Bean” Chili

If you have trouble digesting beans or your dietary restrictions don’t allow them, then you’ll love this hearty bean-less version of my chili! (Click photo to enlarge.)

This recipe is also delicious served over your favorite noodles and/or topped with shredded cheese!

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INGREDIENTS:
3 lb ground beef (grass-fed is best)
2 large onions, finely diced
2 green bell peppers, finely diced
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
2 large tomatoes, diced (optional)
9 cups water
3 (6oz.) cans tomato paste (choose brand that contains only “tomatoes”)
4 TBSP chili powder, to taste
2 tsp cumin, to taste
2 tsp sea salt, to taste
½ tsp black pepper, to taste
Garlic granules, to taste
Red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)

DIRECTIONS:
Sauté onion, peppers and beef in large pot until meat is browned and veggies are tender. Season to taste with sea salt, black pepper and garlic granules. Transfer to a large crock pot. Add remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer in crock pot on Low for about 8 -10 hours. If possible, taste a few times while it cooks and adjust seasonings to your taste. This recipe freezes well! It also tastes even better re-heated, so feel free to make in advance! (If you don’t have a crock pot, just simmer together in a large pot on the stove for at least one hour.)

5 thoughts on “Southwestern “No Bean” Chili

  1. Pingback: My “REAL FOODS” Diary (Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011) | Completely Nourished

  2. Sounds good. I also add a little bit of ground dark chocolate or unsweetened cocoa and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a mole flavor. A chipotle pepper (smoked jalapeno) added to the pot gives the chili a nice, smoky flavor and not too much heat (just take the pepper out before serving).
    Whole Foods and most supermarkets have a package of individually wrapped chili spices including some masa for a very reasonable price.

    • Careful about Whole Foods!!! They’re owned by Monsanto. Every time you buy from them, you’re supporting the GMO machine.

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