Often in the fall, I crave a hearty bowl of chili. Perhaps it is because the air is getting colder here in Canada at this time of year, but I find myself craving warm foods.
Packed with protein from the meat and loaded with fiber from the beans, this is a fast meal that freezes quickly too.
The secret ingredient in this chili is cinnamon.
It actually brings out all the flavors of the chili and keeps your guest guessing as to WHY your chili tastes SO GOOD!
Hearty Protein Filled Chili
1 lb. extra lean chopped beef, turkey or bison ( organic preferred
One can of diced tomatoes
One can tomato sauce + 1/2 cup of salsa
One can of red kidney beans drained
One large yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 sm. green pepper, chopped
1 1/2 Tablespoons of chili powder
One teaspoon of ground cumin
Pinch of cinnamon
Brown the meat and onions in a 12-inch skillet and drain before adding all other ingredients. Simmer for 1-2 hours. ( you can also add all of the ingredients to a slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours)
Serve with a baked potato or with a whole grain gluten free bun for a complete meal!
Easy to Make
Gluten and Wheat Free
High in Protein
No Added Refined Sugars
Always remember to live life delicious!
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