Homemade Guilt Free Chilli

This homemade guilt free chilli is so delicious and such an easy crowd pleaser.  I actually like to prepare this in bulk (right before you add tomatoes) and freeze it in portions so that I can use it anytime I need to make spaghetti, lasagna, etc.  If you do decide to prepare it in bulk, you will of course have to increase all the ingredients listed below.  : )

Homemade Guilt Free Chilli

You’ll need:

2 pounds of ground beef (I prefer extra lean ground beef or chicken but any type of ground meat you prefer will do), 1 TB of butter, 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 large chopped onion and 2 large chopped tomatoes (small chunks), 1 large shredded carrot, 2 ribs of celery chopped into small pieces, 1 bay leaf, 1 can of chick peas (kidney beans or any beans you prefer), 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 can of chicken broth (beef or vegetable stock, your preference), 1 TB of paprika, salt and pepper.

Heat pot using medium-low heat.  Melt butter in pot.

Lily Daily - Melt Butter in Pan

Stir fry lean ground beef.Lily Daily - groud beef

Mince garlic:

Lily Daily - minced garlic

Add garlics to ground beef:Lily Daily - Beef with minced garlic

Add chopped onions:

Lily Daily - Ground beef add onions

Stir fry for 5 or 6 minutes, until beef is browned:

Lily Daily - ground beef with onions

Add chopped celery, combine with beef:Lily Daily - ground beef add celery

Add shredded carrots:Lily Daily - ground beef add carrots

Stir fry well so everything is combined nicely:

Lily Daily - ground beef stir fry add bay leaf

Add tomatoes:Lily Daily - ground beef add tomatoes

Combine:

Lily Daily - stir fry ground beef mixture

Add a can of tomato paste, chicken stock and the paprika:

Lily Daily - Chili-add paprika

Stir:

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Add Bay leaf:Lily Daily - add tomato paste and bay leaf

Combine:

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Add chick peas or any other beans:

Lily Daily - Chili add chick peas

Stir.  Bring to a bubble.  Then simmer in low heat for 10 minutes.

Lily Daily - Chili-combine

10 minutes later….   Voila, Bonne Appetite!Homemade Guilt Free Chilli

If you don’t have the time to cook and just have the chilli cravings, you can check out these highly recommended restaurants that serve top notch chilli.

‘Till next time,

XOX Lily.

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