Grandmas Chili

1.5lbs Ground Turkey Breast or Lean Ground Beef
One Large White Onion (diced)
1 green bell pepper (diced)
3 Garlic Cloves (Chopped Fine)
1 Lrg Can Tomato Sauce
1 Lrg Can whole peeled tomatoes
1 tiny can of Paste (add last to thicken, use sparingly until desired thickness)
1 lrg Can Kidney Beans (fully drained)
1 small can of White beans (fully drained)
3-4 tbsp Chili Powder
1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (more or less for heat)
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Paprika

Sweat the onions in a large saucepan until clear color with 1 tsp olive oil,
Add Bell Pepper
Add Garlic and Turkey or Beef (Brown and drain oil completely and rinse in a colander if you like to get rid of all grease in Beef)
Add the tomato sauce and whole peeled tomatoes (I break them up a little with a wooden spoon)
Add Spices
Cook for a half hour (or longer if you want… minimum until heated thoroughly)
Add beans and stir gently lifting from the bottom and folding beans in, this way you don’t break them up.
Heat thoroughly and add paste to desired consistency.

This was my Grandma’s recipe. Chili, as long as the meat is lean should be full of protein and pretty lowfat.

It’s easy, cheap, delicious and freezes great!


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