I’ve been trying to find a good chili recipe over the last few months, and I’ve finally found one worth posting. It’s got a bit of carbs in it, but the taste makes it well worth it.
It’s very filling, very tasty, and gives you satiety for hours to come. It’s a bit spicy, so if you are not into that sort of thing, feel free to sub out the tomatoes with jalapeno for just tomatoes.
Once you have finished the “cooking” process in the slow cooker, the chili is still a bit watery from the tomato juice. I suggest that you leave the lid off of the slow cooker, while powered on, and let everything reduce. I did this for 30-40 minutes and the sauce turned much thicker and richer.
Yields 4 servings.
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- 2 cups broccoli
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 ½ cans tomato with jalapeno, (14.5-oz ea.)
- ½ can green chile, (4.5-oz)
- ½ medium red onion
- 3 medium celery stalks
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1. Chop your celery and red onions up to your size preference. I like to slice my onions length wise so they don’t disintegrate in the slow cooker.
2. In a pan on high heat, brown your ground beef in 1 Tbsp. butter. Add salt and pepper to taste.
3. Start boiling some broccoli in a separate pan.
4. Once your ground beef starts sizzling, add half of your red onion.
5. Continue cooking your ground beef and mix the onion in so they can also caramelize.
6. In your slow cooker, put your celery, the rest of your onions, green chile, and 1 can of diced tomatoes with jalapeno.
7. Add all of your spices to the mixture and leave it alone.
8. Your ground beef should be ready at this point. Turn off the heat.
9. Look at that, the broccoli is ready too. You don’t want it to be tender, you still want it to have a nice crisp crunch to it.
10. Drain your broccoli and add it to the slow cooker.
11. Add your ground beef along with all of the fat to the slow cooker.
12. Mix it well, turn your slow cooker to high heat and let it cook for 20 minutes.
13. After 20 minutes, add the rest of your tomatoes and jalapenos, and add 1 cup of beef broth.
14. Cover and cook for an additional 3 hours.
15. You can serve it now (I was hungry!), but what I recommend is to leave the top off of the slowcooker and let it reduce until the sauce is less water. It drives much more flavor into the ingredients – and, well, makes it more chili like (the top picture on post is what it looks like after reduction).
16. Top it with cheese, or eat it by itself.
This makes 4 servings, each coming out to: 466.25 Calories, 29.28g Fats, 9.33g Net Carbs, and 38.84g Protein. Obviously if you want to cut the carbs, you can go light on the tomato sauce.
|Low Carb Chili with a Kick||Calories||Fats(g)||Carbs(g)||Fiber(g)||Net Carbs(g)||Protein(g)|
|1 ½ pounds ground beef||1462||102||0||0||0||126.41|
|2 cups broccoli||62||0.67||12.08||4.7||7.38||17.15|
|1 cup beef broth||17||0.53||0.1||0||0.1||2.74|
|1 ½ cans (14.5-oz ea.) tomato with jalapeno||105||0||21||6||15||5|
|½ can (4-oz) green chile||20||0||4||1||3||0|
|½ medium (14 g) red onion||22||0.06||5.14||0.9||4.24||0.61|
|3 medium (120 g) celery stalks||19||0.2||3.56||1.9||1.66||0.83|
|1 tablespoon butter||102||11.52||0.01||0||0.01||0.12|
|2 teaspoons cumin||16||0.94||1.86||0.4||1.46||0.75|
|2 teaspoons chili powder||15||0.77||2.68||1.9||0.78||0.73|
|1 ½ teaspoons garlic||6||0.02||1.39||0.1||1.29||0.27|
|1 teaspoon paprika||6||0.3||1.24||0.8||0.44||0.33|
|1 teaspoon onion powder||8||0.02||1.9||0.4||1.5||0.25|
|1 teaspoon Italian seasoning||5||0.08||1.24||0.8||0.44||0.16|