Bean Free Chili Recipe

Easy Chili recipe

This fast bean free chili recipe is a simple and delicious treat on a cool day. It can be made as spicy (or not) as you like and kids love it!

A trick that I always try is pureeing raw liver in the blender and adding it to this recipe to sneak in the nutrients of liver without my husband or kids knowing (don’t tell them!). [We buy grass fed liver here]

This recipe reheats really well and is a great bean-free chili recipe for those who avoid lectins or just don’t like beans. We also sometimes add a tablespoon of cinnamon and an ounce of dark chocolate plus a few teaspoons of honey instead of the chili powder and cumin to make a Cincinnati Style Chili.

I pre-make many of my seasonings like Taco Seasoning and Chili Seasoning for easy use when I’m making dinner on a busy night.

Easy Chili

Prep

Cook

Total

Yield 4 -6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground turkey or beef, scrambled and seasoned with cumin and other desired seasonings
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large red pepper, chopped (optional)
  • cumin, chili powder, garlic and other desired seasonings

Instructions

  1. Scramble the meat until browned, season as desired with cumin, chili powder, garlic, etc
  2. Dice onions and sauté in same pan until slightly tender
  3. Do the same with pepper if using it
  4. Add all to larger pot
  5. Add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce and tomato paste and more seasonings to taste
  6. Simmer 10-15 minutes until well warmed.
  7. Serve with sour cream and cheese if desired

Courses Main

Cuisine Mexican

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What is your favorite way to make chili? Ever put cinnamon and chocolate in yours?

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Reader Comments

  1. Delicious! It turns out great in the crock pot too. 🙂

  2. I have read that tomatoes in a  can are unhealthy as the can causes  a release of BPH and they become toxic…I try to avoid canned tomatoes…is this claim true? Are canned tomatoes safe? I am curious to what you have heard/read…

  3. I  have read that tomatoes in a  can are unhealthy as the can causes  a
    release of BPH and they become toxic…I try to avoid canned
    tomatoes…is this claim true? Are canned tomatoes safe? I am curious to
    what you have heard/read…

  4. Can you please specify which spices you use and how much? Thanks

    • Krystal, we love 2tbsp chili powder, 1tbsp cumin, 1tbsp cinnamon, 2tsp honey, 1oz dark chocolate, 1tsp salt and 1tsp pepper. 🙂