I had a request not to long ago for a chili recipe. With this whole internet thing, Paleo friendly recipes are at our finger tips, however I think the story behind this particular recipe is important. My wife, Kara, developed this particular chili recipe from experimenting with different recipes and finding a combination that worked. Do not be afraid to experiment in the kitchen, worst case you make something that doesn’t taste great. I get it that when you’re cooking for the whole family the pressure is on, however sometimes you need to go for it. If an experiment goes bad, the family may not be happy with you, but I’m sure the dog will be happy! More often than not though, you’ll create something that is definitely fit for human consumption and tastes great. Don’t be scared, treat the kitchen as a lab and experiment away! Speaking of experiments, I’m giving the bone broth a try again as I write this. I did some more research, talked to some folks, and I think I’ll nail it this time, will let you know how it turns out.
Kara´s Chili Recipe
1 ½ Tb extra-virgin olive oil
1 – 1 ½ lbs ground turkey (or can use ground beef)
2 Tb Chili powder
1 Tb grill seasoning (i.e. montreal)
½ Tb cumin
1 Tb Paleo Worcestershire sauce (see separate recipe)
1 Tb BBQ seasoning powder
1 Large onion, chopped
1 large pepper (red, yellow or orange are most flavorful), chopped
3 large tomatoes chopped
1 can tomato sauce (7 ounces)
½ Cup beef broth
Heat a pot over medium to medium high heat. Add olive oil and the turkey meat. Season the meat with: chili powder, grill seasoning, cumin, Worcestershire and BBQ seasoning. Break up the meat with the back of a wooden spoon into small crumbles.
Chop the onion. Brown the meat for approximately 5 minutes. Then add onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Cook for 10 minutes, until vegetables are cooked through. Add beef broth to deglaze the pan. Add tomato sauce and bring to a boil. Let chili simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and serve. Tastes delicious topped with guacamole.
Worcestershire sauce (from http://paleodietlifestyle.com/homemade-paleo-condiments/#s10)
This sauce is traditionally a fermented sauce using anchovies, but the traditional recipe also calls for molasses and some hard to find ingredients. This simpler recipe contains perfectly healthy ingredients, apart from the bit of soy sauce used, which shouldn’t be a problem in such a small quantity.
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar;
- 2 tbsp water;
- 2 tbsp soy sauce;
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger;
- 1/4 tsp mustard powder;
- 1/4 tsp onion powder;
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder;
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon;
- 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper;
- 0Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and slowly bring to a bowl while stirring frequently.
- Let simmer for about a minute for the flavors to develop.
- Cool and store in the refrigerator