Wednesday, February 15, 2017


I've tried ALOT of Chili recipes in my day, I mean ALOT...  Chili is a great hearty dinner, that is also healthy!  Chili is primarily composed of beans which are a SUPERFOOD!  They are not only nutritious but an affordable source of protein, filling fiber, disease fighting antioxidants and numerous vitamins and minerals.  Like I said... SUPERFOOD! According to Dr. Axe "Studies have linked eating beans with helping to protect against inflammation, heart disease, weight gain, diabetes, certain cancers and common nutrient deficiencies."

Beans are a great way to stretch your food $$$, they are inexpensive and are so versatile. The have an amazing ability to take on flavors, and are rich in fiber so they fill you up!

***TIP OF THE DAY *** Next time you do a recipe that calls for hamburger, substitute half of the meat for a can of beans.  My personal favorite is black beans, my boys call them "Batman beans" (cause their black).  If my kids are fighting me to try a new food, I just name it a superhero that matches the color and it usually works!  Try it!!

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½-1 lb Ground Meat (ground turkey preferred)
1 can Black Beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can Kidney Beans (drain and rinsed)
1 can Corn ( or 1 ½ cup frozen corn)
1 can Tomato Paste
3 Cups water (more if desiring a soupier texture)
1-2 TBL Brown Sugar
3 tsp Chili Powder
3 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt and Pepper to taste


Begin by browning meat, drain any excess fat.  Next drain and rinse beans, add all ingredients into a large pot.  Mix until combined.  Bring to boil, boil for 10-15 min. Lower the heat to medium, let simmer 15-20 min.  Top with sour cream and shredded cheese.

(I usually serve corn bread with this chili recipe, but soda crackers are also a family favorite!!)

Give this recipe a try on the next rainy cold day.  You will love it!!!

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