Amy Stephens

MS, RDN, CSSD, CDCES

Licensed dietiTian

specializing in sports nutrition and diabetes

Marcia’s Chili con Carne

This is a great recipe, easy to make and can be made ahead of time.  Recipe can easily be adjusted to accommodate vegetarian or vegan diets.

 

 

1 onion, peeled and chopped

1 lb. ground beef/turkey or 10 oz tofu

1 – 15 oz can chopped tomatoes

2 Tbsp. chili powder

2 cloves garlic

1 cup chopped carrots

1/4 – 1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

1 can red kidney beans

1 can Cannellini beans

1 can corn (no juice)

 

Directions

1.  Cook onions in oil until tender/golden.  Add carrots cook additional 5 min.

2.  Add ground beef/turkey or tofu and cook until brown.

3.  Add minced garlic

4.  Add can of tomatoes with 1/2 can boiling water

5.  In a little cup, mix chili powder, salt and sugar with cold water to create a paste.  Add to meat.

6.  Cover and simmer for 1 hour.  Check regularly that it is not losing too much liquid.  Can easily burn on bottom.

7.  Uncover and add beans and corn.

8.  Cook for 1/2 hour longer.

 

Notes:

Best when left over night.

Serve with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.