Cheap, Low-Carb, Low-Fat Chili Recipe

By Kennedi Rose / December 9, 2011
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Winter is the perfect time to eat steaming hot bowls of chili. It’s one of my favorite foods because it’s cheap, low-carb, low-fat, and WARM, which is important in December! It’s also great to bring to potlucks or to serve at holiday dinners.

Here’s my favorite chili recipe:

– 1 lb. lean ground beef or lean ground turkey
– 1 can kidney beans
– 1 red onion
– 1 red bell pepper
– 1 jar of salsa or taco sauce
– 5 garlic cloves
– Cayenne pepper and cumin to taste
– Hot chili peppers (optional!!)

Step 1: Dice the onion, garlic, red pepper, and the optional chili peppers.
Step 2: Cook diced onion, diced pepper and beef/turkey in a saucepan about 8-10 minutes, until it’s browned.
Step 3: Add jar of salsa or taco sauce, cayenne, cumin, chili peppers (optional), garlic cloves, and one-fourth of a cup of water.
Step 4: Cover the saucepan and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Step 5: Add the canned beans, simmer 2 more minutes or until the beans are warm.

Serve and enjoy! Optional: top with shredded cheddar, sour cream, scallions, raw onions or just about anything else you want.

Photo courtesy The Culinary Geek

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