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Spunky Chunky No Bean Chili

My family loves chili!  There’s not many meals any easier than throwing chili in the crock pot to simmer throughout the day.  When I walk through the door in the afternoon, I know supper is almost ready.

Making chili is more of a process than an actual recipe.  There’s so many ways to do it.  You have your choices of meat, even chicken if your heart desires!

In this recipe, I use ground beef, but I’ve seen where some people use carne asada.  I’ve seen that in the beef section of our grocery store and it looks really good!  I just may try that next time.

Start out by browning the ground beef, onion, and peppers.  I jsut happened to have a frozen mix of peppers that I used this time.

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After the meat is a browned and drained, put it together with every thing else in the slow cooker and relax the rest of the day.  Or in my case, head back to work for a few more hours.  🙂

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Spunky Chunky No Bean Chili 

3 lbs. ground beef (if you use 80/20, drain it after cooking)
1 large onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped

In a saute skillet, brown beef, onions, and peppers.  Drain if needed.

While the meat is cooking, add to a large crock pot or slow cooker:

1 32 oz can of petite diced tomatoes, or 2 small cans
1 can of Rotel tomatoes or tomatoes with green chiles
2 cups beef stock
¼ cup ground cumin, or to taste
¼ cup chili powder, or to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
pinch of sweetener, optional (add this to balance the acid in the tomatoes)

After the meat is drained, add to the tomato/spice mixture in a crock pot.
Cover and cook for 4-6 hours on low.  Should make 12 servings at around 8 carbs each.

Serve with sour cream and shredded cheese.

*I also made some almond flour biscuits and fried them up like fritters.

 

 

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HCG Recipes, including the Phase 2 Chili!

For anyone interested in the HCG Diet, some great recipes and my progress…go here.

In the meantime, here’s some more great HCG Phase 2 recipes.

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Photo and recipe from HCG Heaven.

CHOCOLATE COVER STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE

Photo and recipe from HCG Heaven.

Here’s some very helpful HCG Protocol tips.

TOMATO FRITTATA

Photo and recipe from A Bushel of Apples

STRAWBERRY ORANGE SMOOTHIE

Photo and recipe from A Bushel of Apples

…More HCG Phase 2 Recipes

Easy Cheesy Chili Mac…low carb comfort food!

Easy Cheesy Chili Mac

1 pound lean ground beef 

1/2  medium onion, diced

1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian style stewed tomatoes, undrained

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided

1/2 cup  sour cream

1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

salt and pepper, to taste

8 ounces dried Dreamfields Penne Rigate (2 cups)

Cook ground beef and onion in large skillet.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown beef until no longer pink.  Drain fat.  Stir in tomatoes with juice, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, sour cream, chili powder and garlic powder.
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Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
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Add chili mixture to pasta and stir until pasta is coated.  Place in a 2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.   Bake at 350º for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.  Serves 4
 
COOK’S NOTE: If you prefer not to use the Dreamfields pasta, substitute your favorite steamed or roasted veggie like cauliflower or spaghetti squash.
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Menu Plan Monday

We finally have RAIN!

It’s been several weeks since we had rain, so we’re excited now maybe we can have a bonfire soon!  That’s one of our favorite cool weather activities.  There’s nothing like eating roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, while wrapped up in a blanket, and sitting around an open fire.

We like to go by the Ultimate Camp Resource website for great bonfire games and stories.   Check’m out for your next bonfire!

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I’m joining Menu Plan Monday over at Organizing Junkie today.  Check out the OJ website today for more great menu plans!

Monday –  Chili (leftover from the huge pot made Sunday)

Tuesday – Salmon Patties , green beans

Wednesday –  Easy Cheesy Burger Skillet

Thursday – Roasted Chicken with veggies, LCSF Pumpkin Pie

Friday – Eating out ( no kids night out 🙂 )

 

Have a great Monday!

It’s Snowing!!!!!

Boy, oh boy, is it ever!  We have about 5″ and are expecting more tonight.

Work even closed early, which is very unusual.  The banks closed at noon.  But that didn’t stop people from getting out.

We went sledding at 7:00 pm!  Then came home to a big crock pot of Homemade Chili to warm our cold and weary bodies.

If it’s snowing where you are, have fun, stay warm and be careful!