Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chili (sugar free • gluten free • low carb)

Winter is almost here.  Fall seems to barely be hanging in there.  Sigh.  One of my favorite meals when the weather turns cold is chili.  I made up my first batch of the season when I did my freezer cooking for the month a couple of months ago and now I am going to share the recipe with you.

Please make this chili!  I promise you won't regret it.  I found a chili recipe online a while back that I had started from.  I swapped out all of the canned items for fresh and changed around a few other things to suit our tastes.

I am in love.  My husband and the munchkin both give it a BIG thumbs up.  I really hope you do too!

( sugar free • gluten free • low carb • dairy free)


  • 1 lb Grassfed Ground Beef
  • 2 White Onions, diced
  • 1 Green Pepper, diced
  • 1 Aneheim Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Jalapeno Pepper, finely chopped
  • 14 oz Chopped Tomatoes, I use 1/2 of a carton of Pomi chopped tomatoes
  • 16 oz Tomato Sauce, I use Eden Crushed Tomatoes in a Jar
  • 2 Tb Cumin
  • 2 Tb Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 C Water
  • 14 oz Kidney Beans (you can use canned, but preferably dry beans soaked overnight)
  • 14 oz Black Beans (you can use canned, but preferably dry beans soaked overnight)


  1. In a medium stock pot, brown beef with onions and peppers.
  2. Once cooked, strain the juices.
  3. Return to pot, add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, seasonings and water.
  4. Add the beans and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 hours.

Topping Ideas: 

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Avocado
  • Diced Red or White Onions
  • Green Onions
  • Sour Cream

You can serve immediately with toppings or save in a freezer proof ziploc bag or container in the freezer.  It's perfect for reheating later and serving.  I like to get out the giant stock pot and make lots of extra so we can eat some right away and freeze the rest for more meals later.

If you try it, please let me know what you think!


Rory, Chocolate Hair/Vanilla Care said...

that looks delicious, my husband would LOVE it, thanks!

Wendy said...

How spicy is this? I'm wondering if I could omit the peppers. Just doesn't go over with the family, if you know what I mean.
Otherwise, it sounds delish. With some sourdough bread for dipping too!

Laura said...

Wendy, it's actually not that spicy at all. My two year old gobbles it up and loves it. I kind of shy away from really spicy foods, so really this isn't very spicy. The peppers that are in it are just enough to add some depth of flavor but not alot of heat.

Laura said...

Sounds delicious! I'm definitely going to make it, I love a nice warm (&easy) comfort meal at the end of a long cold day!

p.s. - I saw your comment on my blog about us and our husbands sharing the same name...funny! If your munchkin's name is Olivia that would be so strange! We also call our daughter munchkin...weird!