Ok, so I know on the primal diet, chili beans are a no-no. And there’s lots of primal chili recipes out there that avoid chili beans, none of which are very good (in my opinion). What’s chili without beans? Meat sauce, that’s what.
I took my mom’s tried & true recipe and reduced the beans to 1 can, and added more ground beef. It’s yummy even though it’s not-quite-primal.
1 lb ground beef
1/2 lb of italian sausage
1 yellow onion
2 green peppers
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
2 14 oz cans of petite diced tomatoes
1 beef bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon of basil
1 1/2 teaspoons of cumin
3 teaspoons of chili powder
1 can of chili beans
Cook the meat, and drain off the fat. Chop the onions and green peppers & add to the meat. Cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. Add garlic and cook for another minute. Stir in tomatoes, bouillon cube, and seasoning. SImmer covered for 1 1/2 hours, covered. Stir a few times during the 1 1/2 hours. Then add your chili beans and cook for another 45 minutes more.
Serve with cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc…. Enjoy!