Chili Con Carne is a classic meal that makes a great Sunday dinner and is equally delicious for a quick weeknight meal or added to your meal prep for a busy week.
I used a grass-fed ground beef* for this recipe, but you can easily sub in ground bison, turkey or even chicken if you prefer. It’s a super versatile recipe, so tweak it to make it work for you.
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Chili Con Recipe
Yield: Makes 4 servings (1.25 cup each)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 4-5 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 chipotle chile en adobo, coarsely chopped, with 1 tablespoon sauce
- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) low sodium chicken broth
- 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 (15 1/2-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (15 1/2-ounce) pinto beans
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, pepper, garlic, salt, chili powder, and oregano. Cook for about three to five minutes or until the veggies are fragrant and beginning to soften.
- Stir in the tomato paste, chipotle chili and sauce; cook for another minute before adding the ground beef, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, and cook until the meat loses its raw color (about 5 minutes).
- Add the broth and simmer for about 10 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and the beans; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until thick, about 10 minutes.
- Ladle into your favorite bowl and top with your favorite chili toppings (ie. cheese, scallions, Greek yogurt, etc...).
Nutrients per serving: Calories 328 | Total Fat 12g | Saturated Fat 3g | Cholesterol 65mg | Carbohydrate 24.1g | Dietary Fiber: 7.2g | Sugars: 4.4g | Protein: 28.9g