This is an incredibly healthful and delicious recipe!
(Please note: there is a vegetarian option, a red meat option or white meat option)
• 1 and 1/4 pounds organic ground sirloin, turkey or chicken OR if going total vegetarian
one can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (instead of meat)
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large onion, chopped (reserve two tablespoons for garnish, if desired)
• 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 tablespoons dried oregano
• 1 15 oz can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
• 1 15 oz. can organic whole kernel corn, drained
• 1 28 oz. can chopped tomatoes
• 1 15 oz. can tomato sauce
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
• 3 tablespoons chili powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1-2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (depending on sweet you like it)
• Dash cayenne (to taste)
• Reserved chopped onion
• 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
• Sour cream (full fat or non-dairy option)
• Shredded cheese/vegan cheese
• Heat oil in large, heavy bottom soup-style pan.
• Cook onion and garlic about 5 minutes, making sure not to brown, until onion is clear.
• Add 2 tablespoons oregano (crush with palms to release flavor)
• Stir with onion and garlic and cook another minute.
• Add *meat and break apart into pan, stirring all together *(IF adding meat, if not, add
can of red beans.)
• Cook approx. 8 minutes, stirring and blending (if using only beans you can cook for
about 4 minutes.)
• Cook until meat is done then drain off any excess fat that has accumulated.
• Add tomatoes and tomato sauce, stirring all together.
• Add all remaining dry seasonings keeping in mind you can always adjust seasonings
as you go. (Go light on the cayenne until you’ve given it the taste test.)
• Simmer at low heat another 3-5 minutes.
• Add in black beans and corn, continue to simmer several more minutes, blending all
• Taste and add one tablespoon dark brown sugar at a time if you’d like it a little
sweeter. Do this by stirring it into chili with a wooden spoon for several minutes, allowing it to dissolve.
• Continue to simmer and adjust seasonings, adding in more salt, sugar, oregano, cayenne, etc. if needed. Serve over brown rice or quinoa, garnish with cilantro, onion, sour cream and/or cheese and serve with a nice green side salad full of fresh veggies.
This recipe and more great dishes are included in the recipe guide that comes with my health coaching services.