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Basic Chili

Servings: 4-6

Everyone should have this recipe in their collection. It is healthy, easy to make, and travels well. You can also use this recipe to make a taco salad. Just put over greens with your favorite toppings.

1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil

1⁄2 Cup Onion, Chopped or Grated

1⁄2 Cup Celery, Chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 Cup Green Pepper, Chopped

1 Can Kidney Beans or Black Beans 2 Teaspoons Oregano

2 Teaspoons Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1 8 Ounce Can Organic Crushed-Tomatoes

1 - 11⁄2 Pounds Ground Bison, Grass Fed Beef, or Ground Turkey

Optional: 1-12 Ounce Jar Prepared Salsa or Pasta sauce (check ingredients) This can be in addition to or to replace the tomatoes (depending on your consistency preference).

In a large skillet melt oil and sauté onions, celery, garlic, and peppers until onion is translucent, 3-4 minutes. Add ground meat, oregano, chili powder, and cumin, continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes. Pour salt, tomatoes, and salsa, if desired, into pot. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for a minimum of 1 hour for best flavour.

TIP: You can use a crockpot for this recipe making preparation even simpler. TIP: If you are on the Advanced Plan, you can leave out the beans.

Courtesy of Maximized Living Nutrition Plans book by Dr. B.J. Hardick, Kimberly Roberto and Dr. Ben Lerner

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