I found this in my beginning Paleo days at Crossfit Ammo. It possibly came from a handout Erin gave to me. My compliments to the chef who created this! We make it often in our family and freeze 1/2 of it for another meal if there is any left over.. There were a couple of adjustments I had to make as I didn’t have all the right ingredients.
- 1 Tablespoon raw, certified organic, extra virgin coconut oil
- 2 Pounds ground beef (or other ground meat of choice). I use a 20oz package of organic hamburger meat that I find at Costco.
- 1 Organic onion, chopped It was a lot of onion. Next time I will process it in the food processor instead of hand chopping. (Actually using minced onion really speeds up the process and tastes great.)
- 2-3 cloves organic garlic No garlic in my refrigerator so I had to skip the garlic and substitute Garlic Salt for the required salt. (Now I have Garlic Granules on hand.)
- 1 jar of organic Marinara sauce (or make it yourself) I used the Classico brand of sauce.
- Diced organic tomatoes (14.5 oz can)
- 2-3 tsp organic chili powder
- 1-2 tsp organic thyme leaves No thyme leaves in my cupboard so I used just the regular thyme seasoning.
- 2 tsp Celtic sea salt NOTE:I used Garlic salt in place of this because of having no garlic cloves. (Add this ingredient if you are using the garlic cloves and not the garlic salt.)
- A couple of Serrano peppers (or jalapenos, if you want it extra spicy) One jalapeno pepper with the seeds removed and processed in the blender with just a little of the sauce was perfect for us.
1. Saute onions & garlic until the garlic is browned (about 5 minutes)
2. Add the meat, chili powder, thyme, and cumin
3. Stir mixture in pan for around 5 minutes
4. Pour in marinara sauce, add tomatoes, serrano peppers, and salt. Mix.
5. Simmer for at least an hour.This chili is delicious! Here’s some tips:
I like putting the serrano peppers in a food processor to almost puree them, and then mix them in. Speed cook using dry onion flakes. Tastes amazing. Yes it does!