What’s for Dinner? Chili!

Not just any Chili, Chocolate-Cherry-Chipotle Chili.

This is hands down our favorite Chili recipe, maybe our favorite meal that we make. I’m a huge fan of Chili and with fall weather ever slowly creeping in, this is a great time of year to make it. As much as I’d love to take credit for this recipe, Robb Wolf is the genius behind it so it’s paleo if you’re into that. It’s also been “Zoned” out if you’re into that as well.

If you’re not familiar with the Zone Diet, it is basically a way a balancing your diet. The idea is you want each meal  balanced with a ratio of protein, carbs, and fat. I’ve done it in the past and highly recommend it. If you’re interested you can find the book here.

For a 2B portion, this will serve 13 meals and 8 meals for a 3B portion.

2 T EVOO (16Bfat)
3 small yellow onions, chopped about 2 2/3c (3B Carb)
3c Frozen Sweet Cherries, thawed diced (12BCarb)
4 bell peppers, finely diced (4Bcarb)
1 bay leaf
6 large garlic cloves, minced
2.5 lb lean ground beef (26B Pro)
1 T dried oregano
1/4 c ground cumin
1/4 c chili powder
1/4 c cocoa powder (7Bfat,5Bcarb,2Bpro)
1.5 t ground allspice
1.5 t salt
6 oz can tomato paste (3.5Bcarb)
28 oz can fire roasted tomatoes ( .5Bcarb)
5 chipotle chilies in adobo, minced
28 oz beef or chicken stock (homemade bone broth preferred)
1.5 c water
2 T balsamic vinegar
5 T avocado, chunked (5Bfat)

1. Heat oil in large heavy bottomed pot. Add onions; saute until translucent and bell peppers. Add bay leaf.
2. Add garlic, stir for 30 seconds until fragrant.
3. Add beef, brown evenly.
4. Add spices, tomato products, stock and water. Mix well to incorporate.
5. Allow to simmer uncovered for 2 hours. Add vinegar, taste, and adjust spices as necessary.
6. Garnish with diced avocado and chopped cilantro if desired. Enjoy!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. fitnessgrad says:

    I love chilli, never heard of this recipe, but will add it to my list of must try! lol


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