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Grain and Bean Free Chili. Big Hit

When I started to make chili without beans, I went through a phase of discovery and over the course of a number of months and numerous batches, I came up with a winner. If your children are like mine, I have not made this spicy, at all. Adjust it to fit your family.20140330-194923.jpg

I use the best ingredients these days. Grass fed beef, organic vegetables, etc.

chili ingredients

I start by dicing a large onion, 3-4 garlic cloves, 3 celery stalks and 3-4 carrots. Soften these in olive oil on medium heat until vegetables are soft. It smells so good at this point!

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Add about 1 lb of beef or sometimes, I use a combination of pork and beef. Cook meat until it is all browned, drain off any excess fat.

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Add in 1-2 jars or cans of tomato sauce. Cook on low heat for 2-3 hours. This makes enough for 1 meal for 4 and plenty for leftovers for lunches. Sometimes I will make spaghetti squash as well and put the chili on top. Kids love it!

Finished chili

Organic chocolate pudding

I’m always on the lookout for another option, or tool for the proverbial tool belt, to make life outside of the “takeout” world a much more fun place to reside. I think I came across this recipe on facebook the other day(I was really considering getting rid of the account all together).

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I was tres excited to try this with my kids and it turned out awesome! They liked it and it is an easy thing to send in their lunches and feel good about at the same time!
Happy health/life to you! Enjoy the journey!