Are you ready for a hot bowl of chili? How about a healthy bowl of chili (ah ha, I knew that would get your attention)! This chili is healthier since it is made with lean meat. But don’t think for a second that it won’t be full of FLAVOR!
1 Pound of 96% Lean Ground Meat
1 28 Oz Can of Crushed Tomatoes
1 Cup of Low Sodium Chicken Stock
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Can of Pinto Beans
1 Medium Onion
5 Slices of Pickled Jalapeños (or more if you like it spicy)
5 Tbs Chili Powder
3 Tbs of Onion Powder
3 Tbs of Garlic Powder
1 Tbs of Cayenne Pepper
3 Tbs of Smoked Paprika
1 Tbs Salt
1 Tbs Pepper
Brown the meat in a hot dutch oven or large pot over high heat. Season with half of the seasoning. Once the meat is browned reduce the heat down to medium. Add the crushed tomatoes and the chicken stock. Drain and rinse the beans and add to the pot.
Dice the onions and jalapeños and add to the mixture. I like to add some of the jalapeño juice too (no need to waste any of that FLAVOR). Mix in the rest of the seasoning. (It’s okay to take a minute to step back and pat yourself on the back for creating such an easy and beautiful creation…I do it all the time).
Let it cook uncovered on a low simmer for 30 minutes. Pour into a bowl and top with your favorite toppings. This chili would also be perfect poured over nachos. Yum!
**Tip – If you are pressed for time, try browning the onions first, then add the meat. Once browned add the rest of the ingredients and heat over medium heat and serve as soon as it is hot (about 5-10 minutes).