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Happy gatherings with Chili

Love is gatherings!

When I think about gatherings with family and friends and serving food that makes everyone happy, I think about chili. Everyone loves it! Chili is very versatile.

You can easily make this recipe your own by adding your favorite spices or ingredients.

It can be made with beef, chicken or turkey. It is easy to make vegetarian as well by using tofu crumbles or textured vegetable protein (TVP). Chili is a satisfying main dish, but it is also often used as a filling for tacos, topping for arepas, appetizer with tortilla chips or as a side dish.


1 large white or yellow onion, diced.

2 bunches of scallions, trimmed and chopped.

4 cloves garlic, minced.

1 inch fresh turmeric root, peeled and minced.

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

1 small green bell pepper, diced.

1/2 Poblano pepper, diced.

1/2 green chili pepper, finely diced.

2 red mini sweet peppers, diced.

2 orange mini sweet peppers, diced.

2 yellow mini sweet peppers, diced.

2 lbs grass fed ground beef.

2 Tbsp tomato paste.

4 cherry tomatoes, chopped or 8 oz can of tomatoes with juice.

24 oz crushed tomatoes, fresh, canned or in jar.

1 or 2 cups beef broth (use the recipe from Flavia’s Healthy Kitchen, or store bought beef broth).

2 cups red kidney beans, previously cooked and drained.

3 bay leaves.

2 Tbsp ground chili pepper.

1 tsp ground cumin.

1/2 tsp smoked paprika.

1/2 tsp black peppe.r

Sea salt to taste.

1 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped.

1 cup raw red onions, diced.

1 cup cheddar cheese, optional.

1 cup guacamole (use the recipe from Flavia’s Healthy Kitchen), optional.

Serves 4 to 6 people


Sauté the diced onions with scallions, garlic and turmeric in a large pot with the olive oil. Wait until the onions are translucent to add the peppers and sauté for about 5 more minutes. Then, add the ground beef and sauté for about 8 minutes or until the beef is brown. Add the tomato paste and stir. Finally add the tomatoes, red kidney beans, beef broth and all the spices. Bring to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about 45 minutes or until chili reaches the desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Add the fresh cilantro after you take the chili off the heat.

Serve with cheddar cheese, raw red onions and guacamole as toppings if you desire!

Enjoy with love!!!

If you try this healthy recipe, please tag me and leave a comment.

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