A bowl of hot chili with melted cheeseHealthy Beef Chili

As my air conditioner gave out this year, I am thinking of cooler weather, This Healthy Beef Chili is great for cooler weather, eat for lunch or dinner.

I also like to add some fresh chopped cilantro while it’s cooking and also to garnish.

Topped with grated cheese and diced avocados




Healthy Beef Chili

1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

1 large red pepper diced

3 or 4 jalapeno peppers, diced

2 large onions, diced

3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 Tablespoons butter

1 large can crushed tomatoes or 5-6 large fresh tomatoes diced

1 can of kidney beans or black beans (good source of antioxidants and fiber)

Half a bag of frozen chopped spinach (adds extra nutrient density… add in towards the end of cooking)

2 Tablespoons molasses

3-4 squares of extra dark chocolate (sounds weird, but trust me…this adds just a touch of great extra flavor, and a little bit of extra antioxidants)

1 or 2 Tablespoons chili powder

1 or 2 teaspoons of cumin

2 Tablespoons of crushed garlic

¼ teaspoon sea salt

2 avocados, diced

1 cup grated cheese




In a large pot over medium high heat add the olive oil, butter, and ground meat. Start adding all of the diced vegetables and other ingredients as you get them ready.

Once it’s all together and cooking in the pot, reduce heat to low and simmer for 40-50 minutes. Fill serving bowls and top with freshly diced ripe avocado and cheese. You’ve got an awesome hot delicious meal! This recipe makes about 6 servings.




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