Have you ever put a can of organic pumpkin in your chili? You can’t taste the pumpkin, yet it brings a richness to the flavor and thickens things up while also increasing the nutrient value. My family loves a good bowl of chili when it’s cold outside, doesn’t yours?
This an easy recipe to make ahead when you’ve got people coming over. When I was little, we always had chili on Christmas Eve, and a meal like a Thanksgiving feast on Christmas, so I always make chili during the holidays.
If you want this recipe to be paleo, just leave out the can of refried beans. Why refried beans? They blend in and add a great thickness that cans of chili beans just can’t. Try it and let me know what your crew thinks of this.
I put the following ingredients into a skillet and browned them:
1 lb grass fed beef
1 small onion, diced
Meanwhile, I put all the rest of the ingredients into a large stock pot:
1 1/2 lbs organic carrots, peeled and sliced
1 28 oz can of diced tomatoes (or a quart jar of your granny’s canned tomatoes)
1 cup bone broth (or chicken stock
1 cup water
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 can (or 1 1/2 cups) vegetarian refried beans (yes, hide them in there!)
fresh garlic, crushed, 2-3 cloves
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp red pepper
smoked sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
I brought this chili to a boil, then turned down to a simmer, until the carrots were done, and added the burger/onion mixture when it was done.
This chili is beautiful enough to stand alone. If you want a gluten-free cornbread on the side, or Hemp Seed Crusted Avocado Slices you will have an even more interesting and delicious presentation.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 6 g||10 %|
|Saturated Fat 3 g||14 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 39 mg||13 %|
|Sodium 396 mg||16 %|
|Potassium 348 mg||10 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 18 g||6 %|
|Dietary Fiber 5 g||20 %|
|Sugars 8 g|
|Protein 15 g||30 %|
|Vitamin A||389 %|
|Vitamin C||28 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|