Updated: Sep 10, 2019
CHILI CHILI CHILI -- always a favorite to eat around the holidays and the colder months. There is nothing better than coming home from a long day of work and sitting down on the couch with a movie, a warm bowl of some chili and just straight up relaxing. And it's even better if it's cold AND rainy outside. Okay, sorry going off on a tangent now......
I have made this recipe quite a few times over the past couple of months and so I knew it was finally time to share! I have had so many people ask for it, so I wanted to hand it over. The thing that I love the most about making chili is that it can be made in SO many different ways, and can cater to many different types of food preferences! Also, it is an easy crockpot recipe which is the best for those hectic weeks when you need a healthy dinner on hand to eat! Here is how I make mine:
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour on high in crockpot, between 3-6 hours on low
Total Time: 7 hours and 20 minutes
Serving Size: 4-5 servings
1lb grass-fed ground meat (option for vegetarian or vegan)
2 chopped bell peppers
1 chopped small onion
1 chopped sweet potato
1-2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 chopped fresh tomato
1-2 cans of black or red kidney beans (optional for paleo)
chili powder seasoning
black pepper + sea salt
fresh avocado (as a topping)
fresh cilantro (as a topping)
raw goat cheese (remove for dairy-free)
In a pan on a medium heat, cook the meat and add the same spices that will season the chili on top as it's cooking. Stir frequently.
Turn your crockpot on a high heat.
Then, pour in the cans of diced tomatoes as well as the beans, chopped bell peppers, onion, sweet potato, and fresh tomato. Stir frequently to get all ingredients evenly distributed.
Add spices on top and continue to stir. When the meat is finished cooking, add the meat to the crockpot and continue to stir, adding more spices until the desired taste.
Let the crockpot sit on high for 1 hour, then drop down to 4-6 hours on low. Leave it on while you're at work or sleeping and you will have a great meal when you get up or get home!
When you're ready to eat, add some fresh cilantro, avocado and goat cheese on top and voila! Chili is served.