Who Needs The Beef Chili

We originally planned to make a vegetarian chili but then decided that bacon would make it better. We typically don’t use a recipe to make chili, but since this turned out so well, it makes sense to write it down. If you don’t use the pre-spiced tomatoes and beans, add some extra seasonings like a few tablespoons of chili powder and a few dashes of onion and garlic powders.

Who Needs the Beef Chili

8 strips bacon, chopped
1 large onion, diced
1 large green pepper, diced
1 – 2 T minced garlic
2 14 oz cans diced tomatoes, zesty chili style
1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, no salt added
1 6 oz can tomato paste, no salt added
1 4 oz can diced green chiles
1 15 oz can Bush’s Chili Starter Beans, medium
2 c cooked kidney beans
2 1/2 c cooked black beans
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp Mexican chili powder
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1) In a large skillet, saute bacon until cooked through; set aside.
2) Add peppers and onions to the skillet and saute in the bacon grease until tender.
3) Add garlic; saute for about one minute; remove from heat.
4) Combine bacon, pepper/onion mixture and remaining ingredients in a crock-pot.
5) Cook on low for about 6 hours.

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One Response to Who Needs The Beef Chili

  1. Hey Christina, thanks for your comment. I lean towards WAPF and a bit of Primal… I believe in butter and whole, unprocessed milk products, so paleo really isn’t for me.

    I too, have gone through infertility troubles, which I wrote about here – http://thelifeoflulubelle.wordpress.com/2011/08/07/nutrition-and-fertility-and-pms/

    I will let you in on a little secret though (shh don’t tell anyone) but the diet change since March, 2 months of Optivite, and 1 month of Evening Primrose oil and we conceived after 17+ months of TTC. I wish you the best!

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