Healthy Chili Recipe
I know for a fact that this time last year, JoAn and I were able to take our daily walk breaks from work outside in the sunshine. But this year it’s a totally different story (read – nightmare), because we are still bundled up in our winter coats and gloves walking laps in the scarehouse (which of course is shorthand for the scary + warehouse).
And even the scarehouse is still freezing cold. In fact, the little lady that manages it had a big old plastic cover over her forklift today to “keep her warm”. She cut out holes for the headlights and has a zipper down the side so she can get in and out. She is uber proud of her invention and it is adorbs! We just hope she can still breathe under there with all of the exhaust fumes and smoke from her cigarette. Demasiado!!
She likes to harass us and act like we annoy her. She has even tried running over us with her forklift. On purpose! But deep down we know she actually looks forward to our warehouse visits. Tomorrow, we are going to take her a big old bowl of our ridiculously awesome Spicy Stovetop Chili to help keep her warm. And we know exactly what she will say as she swings her hand up to dismiss us: Now girls. I am too busy to stop and eat your stinking food! It probably tastes like motor oil anyways!
We will laugh just to humor her and leave the bowl on her work bench anyways. But as soon as we head back into the office, she will devour that big ol’ bowl of our ridiculously delicious Spicy Stovetop Chili and remind herself that we are the bestest, coolest friends she could ever hope for!
And, as much as we would like to, we can’t possibly bring each and every one of you a big old bowl so instead, we will just have to share the recipe and HOPE that when you see how easy it is to make, you will think we are the bestest and coolest friends you could ever hope for too!!
Stovetop Chili Recipe Ingredients
- 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef (or turkey)
- 2 small chopped onion (any color works!)
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 x28oz can tomato juice
- 2 x14oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 x14oz cans kidney beans (rinsed)
- Brown the meat in a large pot and then drain excess fat
- Add the onions and seasoning in with the meat and sauté over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes
- Add the tomato juice, kidney beans and tomatoes into the mixture
- Cover and cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes (letting it cook longer is perfectly fine too!)
- Serve with your choice of toppings such as cheese, crackers, sour cream, etc.