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Wholesome, Hearty, No-Bean Chili (you can add beans if you choose)

Wholesome chili

The best, wholesome, hearty chili, with no beans, and tons of flavor!

My husband loves when I make my chili.  It’s hearty and delicious.  I can make a huge batch, put it in the crock pot and he can eat on it all day, at his leisure.  It’s such a heart-warming, comfort food.

Ingredients:

28oz can chopped stewed tomatoes

6oz can tomato paste

2lbs cooked ground beef

8.25oz can creamed corn

12oz jar sliced jalepenos

1 sweet potato chopped

2 cloves garlic chopped

1/2 red onion chopped

2Tbsp chili powder

1tsp cumin

1tsp garlic powder

2tsp salt

1tsp black pepper

Directions:  You can literally just throw all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan, bring it to a boil, and let it simmer for about an hour.  Or, you can throw it all into a large crock pot and leave it on low for at least 3 hours.  That’s literally all you do.  It tastes so hearty and wholesome, and it is, but it is incredibly easy to make.

I used to make my chili with beans.  If you eat beans, feel free to throw some in.  I choose not to eat beans very often because they irritate my digestion.  Beans contain a defense mechanism called lectins.  Lectins are actually a protein in the plant which can cause intestinal distress in hopes of deterring predators from returning for more.  You’ve heard the poem:

Beans, beans, the magical fruit,

The more you eat the more you toot.

The more you toot,

The better you feel.

Eat beans for every meal!

Lectins are responsible for the infamous gassiness associated with beans.  They can cause diarrhea, nausea, bloating, vomiting, and even leaky gut.  Like gluten, lectins are tolerated by some people and not at all by others.  If you tolerate beans just fine, go ahead and add some in.  They are a great source of protein and fiber.

One comment on “Wholesome, Hearty, No-Bean Chili (you can add beans if you choose)

  1. Pingback: A Glimpse Of My Healthy Eating Pages – Breakfast to Dinner, Snacks to Deserts, Everything Between! | Mireille's Journey To Health

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