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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My First Time Canning Solo!

Today marks an important milestone in my life, and I feel it’s appropriate to share it with all of my loyal readers. I conquered a personal fear today – – pressure canning alone!

To some of you this will sound silly, I know. And others of you will understand exactly where I’m coming from – a place of fear of things exploding. LOL!

After more than half a dozen canning experiences with my good buddy, Chad…I finally ventured out on my own today to can 4 jars of smoked chicken broth and 1 jar of green beans from the garden.

I’m pleased to share the  following results:

  • Nothing exploded
  • Everthing sealed properly
  • No one got burned
  • I beamed with pride 😉