Southwestern “No Bean” Chili

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!

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)

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.)


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5 thoughts on “Southwestern “No Bean” Chili

  1. 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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