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Kick Ass Chili For A Cold Winter Night

Hey there Guys,

Just wanted a share one of my favourite recipes for warming the heart on a cold winters night.

Chili is dead easy to make, healthy and low GI so if you are diabetic or working on losing a bit of weight you can add this one to your recipe list.

I absolutely love this recipe. I tend to make big batches of it, great for a Sunday dinner then it’s perfect for lunch the next few days at work. The flavor just gets better the longer it sits.

For a great slow simmer grab yourself  a nice heavy based cooking pot like a Chasseur.  This makes the cooking nice and slow. I have two, a small one for just just me and my partner and a big one for when the guys are coming around.

They are awesome, I highly recommend you have at least one in your kitchen.

Now you are going to need at least four hours for this recipe but don’t stress. Preparation is only 2o minutes. The rest of the time is enjoying the fantastic smells as they fill your kitchen!

I dare you not to dip in and taste it each time you go past 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 500g Premium Beef Mince. I have tried lesser grades but the premium mince really has the best flavor.
  • One brown onion finely chopped.
  • One 400g can of mixed beans
  • Two 400g cans of crushed tomatoes
  • One can of corn kernels
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic (or one table spoon of garlic paste)
  • One table spoon of Crushed Chili
  • One teaspoon Cajun pepper
  • Three squares of dark cooking chocolate.
  • Canola Oil

Preparation:

Heat the cooking pot over a high heat, add a dash of Canola Oil and gently brown the mince. When browned remove the mince with a slotted spoon and place aside.

Gently sweat the onions in the remaining oil from the mince, as it gets clear add the garlic and chili and fry for one minute to release the flavors.

Return the mince to the pot adding the drained beans and corn, crushed tomato and Cajun pepper. Keep the heat on high until the mix is just on boiling.

Add the three squares of dark chocolate to add a hint of sweet.

Just so you know dark chocolate has a low GI so you can have a square yourself as a reward for being such an awesome cook! 😉

Turn the heat down till it’s on a low simmer and let it cook for 3-4 hours.

Serving:

I like to serve it straight up in a bowl with a dollop of sour cream to send it off! You have a complete meal in a bowl there and it’s perfect to take to work for lunch… Enjoy.

I hope you liked this recipe, if you found this post helpful I’d love it if you could hit the like button below to help a few more guys find it as well! Appreciate it mate 🙂

Have an awesome week.

Dr George

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