Healthy Spicy Chili
  • 1 1/2 pds. lean ground meat
  • 1 large can crushed or chopped tomatoes or 3 large fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1/4 tomato sauce - no sugar added -15 ounce can
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 large bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves of chopped garlic or 1 tablespoon jarred minced garlic - no sodium
  • 1 cup chick peas - preferably dry or low sodium/no sugar canned
  • 1 cup red beans - preferably dry or low sodium/no sugar canned
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce with lowest sodium you can find
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • water as needed to give soup consistency, not too loose
  1. Be sure to prepare your beans, including cooking them ahead of time if you are using the dry ones. They are the most nutritious but take some time. Brown your meat in skillet and drain if needed and add bell pepper, garlic, onions, and seasonings and all other ingredients except tomatoes and beans. Cook for five minutes on medium/high. Add tomatoes and beans. Give it a good stir, turn down to low/medium for 30 minutes to an hour or throw in the crockpot on low until you need it. Season more if needed.
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