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Today's topic is my favorite "Go-to organic/healthy recipe"
This Chili Con Carne recipe is easily my favorite because it requires fairly healthy, and I tend to make it in large batches, so I have an easy to warm up meal. It is fairly mild "spice" wise, so even my toddlers love it!
Hearty Organic Chili Con Carne
2 tbs coconut oil (you won't taste coconut, I promise!)
2 onions (chopped)
1 red bell pepper (stemmed, seeded, and chopped)
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tbs cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp sea salt
6 garlic cloves (minced)
2 lbs lean, organic grass-fed ground beef
4 cups cooked kidney beans (soak overnight, drain, rinse, and simmer in water for 45-60 minutes)
28 oz diced tomato (use from jar or 3 cups fresh, which is about 4-5 depending on size)
28 oz tomato puree (use from jar or blanch & puree 4-5 tomatoes, again you will need about 3 cups)
Optional toppings :
Avocado slices - I would definitely recommend!
...or all of the above!
Note - Use organic ingredients if you want a truly organic recipe. I do not use canned goods (even if labeled organic), especially tomatoes because they are quite acidic and break down the can lining, which contains BPA and other carcinogens.
* Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onions, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, and salt. Cook until the onions are soft. Add the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
* Turn up the heat to medium-high and add the beef. With a wooden spoon, break up the meat a little and no longer pink (about 10 minutes). Stir in the rest of the ingredients, bring to a simmer, cover, and cook for 35-45 minutes.
* Remove the lid and continue to simmer for another 45 minutes, stirring occassionaly. Season to taste with salt & pepper - Enjoy!