Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Clean Eating, Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free FABULOUS Winter Chili!(Phew that was a long one!)

I don't know about you but I love chili. It is my go to food if I am trying to cut down on simple carbs, need a comfort food during a winter storm, hosting a casual get together, or just need a quick and easy weeknight meal.

This is a great crockpot meal that is healthy too. If you put all this stuff in the crockpot in the morning before you leave by the time you get back from work you have a meal that is great and left overs that freeze super easy!

Fabulous Winter Chili (which is good any time of year)
Chili Mix (gluten free, dairy free, paleo & clean eating friendly)

Chili Spice mix:
1 tablespoon paprika
1/4 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cumin
1/2 tablespoon coconut flower (optional for thickening)
salt & pepper to taste

For Chili:
1lb ground beef or other lean meat
1/2 large jar of salsa ( i get mine from the Farmer's Market)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes & green chilies
1 can black beans (drained & rinsed)
1 cup beef bouillon
1 recipe for Chili spice mix (above)

You can double this, which I do, and use two different kinds of meat - I generally use grass fed beef and lean turkey. Also, if you want to bulk it up add in a can of pinto or kidney beans as well.

Put everything in a large slow cooker/crock pot and simmer on low for 8hrs.
Your house will smell Fantastic when you get home - you'll wonder if someone snuck in and made dinner for you.

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