Cold weather equals comfort food. And when the cold weather is in January, that equals diet. ;) This Whole30 Beanless Chili is a winner both ways.
I don’t know about you but when it’s freezing outside, all I want is comfort food.
A big bowl of thick, warm goodness.
Just like this Whole30 Beanless Chili. It’s so good and Whole30 so how can you go wrong?
Even if you aren’t doing the Whole30, it’s a great recipe to make!
I use grass fed ground beef…..
…and a secret ingredient. ;) Well, not so secret, cocoa.
I love the richness it adds.
Blend up the tomato paste, garlic, cocoa, seasonings, etc and add it to the browned beef.
Next I add in the chicken (or beef) broth and sauteed veggies.
No need for beans when you’ve got all of that good stuff.
I actually no longer eat beans as my husband and I did the Whole30 2 years and I realized (okay, I already knew ;) ) that beans and I don’t get along.
So I have not really eaten them at all in 2 years.
I can tell you, I don’t even miss them one bit ….and they aren’t even missed in this recipe. Truly!
This Whole30 beanless chili is so thick and hearty and delicious.
And it’s great with toppings too.
If you are not doing the Whole30, throw some cheese up on there! ;)
I love my Whole30 beanless chili with avocados. The more, the better. ;)
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It’s a keeper!
Hope you enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef I use grass fed
- 1 large onion chopped
- 3-4 large garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayene powder
- 1/4 tsp marjoram powder
- 1/2 tsp salt to taste
- 1/4 cup jalapenos, optional chopped (more or less to taste) (check label for compliance)
- 4 dates
- 2 cans tomato paste (6 oz)
- 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
- 2 peppers (green/red/orange/yellow) chopped
- 3 cups chicken broth
Brown the ground beef.
Add the tomato paste, cocoa, seasonings, dates, garlic and 1 cup of the chicken broth to a blender. Blend.
Pour over the browned ground beef and mix well.
Saute the chopped peppers and onions 5 minutes, until just slightly softened.
Add the peppers/onions and jalapenos (if desired) to the ground beef mixture along with the remaining chicken broth.
Simmer over medium/low heat for at least an hour before serving.
(this recipe is modified from Whole30)
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