Sunday. Night. Football.
Ok, if we’re being honest, I actually reallyyyyy don’t enjoy watching football. But the boyfriend does, which means I get too cook up something delicious on Sunday’s that’s good for eatin’ and drinkin’ with beer. Oh and you have to be in oversize sweatpants when you eat this. On the couch. Under a cozy blanket. I LOVE FALL.
This chili recipe is actually super healthy. Unless of course you top yours with mounds of cheddar cheese, sour cream, and eat with a side of corn bread. But no one’s judging you.
Other (healthy) toppings to try aside from some chopped, sweet, yellow onion (pictured) would be green onion, roasted corn, avocado, a dallop of greek yogurt, or if you’re really boring, nothing.
PS. This recipe was made with ALMOST all organic ingredients. Except for the turkey. Why oh why can I not find ground, organic turkey anywhere? The closest we have come is “free-range” turkey. Ugh. Maybe as we get closer to Thanksgiving all of the organic turkeys will come out to play. Maybe.
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 medium Onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- ½ tsp. ground oregano
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 lb grass-fed, organic ground beef
- 2 tbs tomato paste
- 1 tbs dark chocolate (I used chipotle infused chocolate)
- 1 bottle (12 oz) dark beer (I used a chocolate stout)
- 1 can (28 oz) whole, peeled tomatoes
- 1 can organic cannelini beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can organic kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Toppings of your choice
- Heat the olive oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and saute until soft. Add garlic until fragrant stirring frequently.
- Add all of the spices and bay leaf to the onions and garlic and cook until fragrant.
- Add the ground beef, turkey, and tomato paste, and stir frequently until meat is cooked.
- Add the chocolate, beer, and canned tomatoes. Crush the tomatoes with your spoon until tomatoes are chunky. Turn down the heat and simmer for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Stir in the beans until heated throughout. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve in bowls topped with topping of your choice.