Through the Paleo diet/lifestyle and the Whole30 my family, friends and I are becoming healthier! We are getting to our healthy weights, moving more, sleeping better and have better energy. We are suffering fewer mild medical issues and are just overall feeling better every day!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen these days. We cook and enjoy a lot of great food that's both tasty and healthy. I hope you'll find some recipes here that you'll enjoy!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Autumn Recipes - Chili

When you adapt a paleo style of eating, some of your favorite recipes will undergo a major overhaul. One of those recipes is most certainly your chili recipe. Previously, my chili consisted of meat & beans along with macaroni noodles, spicy V-8 juice and other ingredients. We would often top a bowl of chili with sour cream & shredded cheese or buttered saltine crackers! My how times have changed! Now we top our chili with slices of avocado or eggs fried over easy!

Chili is one of those recipes that I make a little different every time, but here's (roughly) what I did today (adapted from this recipe):

Splash of Olive Oil
2lbs of Grass Fed Ground Beef
1 chopped Onion
1 chopped Hot Banana Pepper
1 chopped Jalapeno Pepper
1 chopped Yellow Bell Pepper (small)
2Tbsp Chili Powder
1Tbsp Cumin
1tsp Salt
1tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/2tsp Allspice
1/2tsp Black Pepper
6oz can of Tomato Paste (I use Muir Glen Organic)
28oz can of Diced Tomatoes (I use Muir Glen Organic)
14oz can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (I use Muir Glen Organic)

Splash oil in the bottom of a heated pot and add the onions & 3 different peppers. Next add the meat and cook until the meat is no longer pink inside. Then add all remaining ingredients and let simmer for 1-2 hours. 

Then have fun playing with toppings..etc. I've heard of topping a sweet potato or squash with paleo chili. Bacon is another popular topping... Or just top it with some over-easy fried eggs like I did!
NOT a very pretty photo, but it was so very tasty!