Easy Chili

by Kristine on August 2, 2011

in Crockpot Convenience, Dinner in a Dash, Recipes, Soups & Stews, Vegetarian

This is a super easy recipe!  I make it at home, and its also a recipe I make when we go camping!  I only need to bring a couple of spices, a few veggies and its awesome to go with burgers and hot dogs as well!  Quite often, I also omit the meat and make it vegetarian, its just as delicious!  If you omit the meat, I would just add a few more mushrooms.

This makes a big pot full of chili!

Easy Chili

Approx 10 servings

5 strips turkey bacon, chopped
2 lean beef burgers, broken up (I used Kirkland brand ones)
2 green bell peppers, diced large
1 14oz can red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 14oz can navy beans, drained & rinsed
1 14oz can stewed tomatoes
1 large onion, diced large
2.5 cups sliced mushrooms
1/4 c low carb ketchup
1/4 c mustard
4-5 Tbsp chili powder or to taste, I use a lot
3-4 Tbsp Worcestershire
2 Tbsp dried dill weed
Pepper to taste

I warn you, there is a bit of guess work with the seasonings. I don’t use measuring spoons, I tend to eyeball when making chili!

If you bring a slow cooker, you could also put everything in that and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

All you need is one big pot. First, heat up the pot on a portable stove or even on the fire on a rack. Spray the pot with cooking spray. First add the meat and brown, add onions and cook through. Then add all the spices and worcestershire. Once it softens a bit and the spices cook out for a minute, add all the liquids (beans, stewed tomatoes, ketchup, mustard). Allow to simmer for 25 minutes or longer. I have the lid on for a bit, then remove the lid so the veggies don’t get too soggy.

Nutrition per serving (approx 1 cup)
Cals: 196 Fat: 5g Carbs: 26g Sugar: 5g Fibre: 8.3g Sodium: 510mg Protein: 12.3g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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