Chili - is anything else this healthy so fulfilling and delicious? Beans are high in protein and fiber, and together with tomatoes, onions, and lean ground beef, they make for a nutritious meal. The trick is that the meal has all the right components to fill you up - and keep you full for a long time: fiber, protein, and a little bit of fat.
Nutrition aside, this meal is also really inexpensive. I often make it with dry beans which has the added advantage of letting you try a few of many different beans. Where I like to buy my groceries you can buy about 10 different varieties in bulk, I like to get a little bit of 3 or 4 different kinds, just to make the chili look more diverse. If you use dry beans, the whole recipe can be made for about $4. That's right $4 to feed 6 adults.
Now, I know most people don't look at a blog and think to themselves "mmm, that recipe looks so cheap and healthy; I bet my family would love it" but, I get excited, so, sorry if I went in too deep. You can be sure that even if this chili was expensive and terrible for you, I would still make it, it is just that good. My husband adds about 1 Tablespoon of red pepper flakes to this recipe to make it hot enough for himself. I hope you and your family enjoy and be sure to come back next week for my bread which makes a great side for this dish.
Total Time: 1 hour Serves: 6
- 1-2 Tablespoons Vegatable Oil
- 1/2 pound Ground Beef
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1 can Diced Tomato
- 1 can Beef Broth
- 2 cans Chili Beans
- 4 cans Kidney Beans, drained
- 2 teaspoons Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1-2 Tablespoons Paprika
- Pinch of Cayenne
- Pinch of Salt
To hot pot add oil and beef, cook until beef is browned.
Add onion, and cook until translucent and soft, about 3 minutes.
Add beef broth, tomatoes, beans, oregano, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for at least 20 minutes.