Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Easiest Organic Chili Recipe

 

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It’s getting colder here in MN, so it’s time to start up one of my favorite types of cooking…soup makin’! Chili is the perfect soup to have when trying to warm up. Here’s a simple chili recipe that’ll have your family begging for more!

The Easiest Organic Chili Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 2 tbsp grass fed butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) organic tomato sauce and 1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes (or chopped up fresh garden roma tomatoes, I used about 8 small ones)
  • 1 red or green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves organic garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp pink salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning (or make your own: 1/4 tsp of each- thyme, oregano, basil and parsley)
  • 1 can of organic black beans, do not drain
  • 1 tbsp chili powder (more or less depending on your preference)
  • 2 tsp cumin (again, more or less depending on your taste)

Instructions

  • Melt butter or oil in pan and saute the chopped onion, pepper and garlic for a few minutes. Add the hamburger and brown the beef. While that is browning, get out your soup pot and pour in your tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beans and spices and heat on medium-low. Stir. Once hamburger mix is done, add that to the soup pot. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream and maybe even sprinkle a little cheese on top. I know it sounds weird, but our family loves peanut butter toast with our chili. I was out of bread, so I improvised with some organic whole wheat Ak Mak crackers from Trader Joes (best price found there) with organic peanut butter spread on top.

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Serves 6

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