I just made the best chili ever, and I have to post the recipe before I forget it.
THE BEST CHILI EVER
2 pounds hamburger (preferably 90/10)
1 pound italian sausage
1.5 pounds stew meat
1 large onion
1 large can crushed tomatoes (make sure the only ingredient in the can is tomatoes)
1 can diced tomatoes and green chilis (all natural)
1 small can Herdez salsa verde
2 cups beef broth
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp ground cumin
3-4 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp oregano
1 green pepper, minced
Brown the stew meat in a couple of tsp of coconut oil on very high heat. Remove meat from pan and put diced onion in, browning. Add beef broth and let it cook until it is reduced by half. Add the ground beef and italian sausage and cook until meat is browned. Place all the meat (including the stew meat), spices, tomatoes, salsa verde, and green pepper in a pot and simmer over medium-low heat for no less than three hours. The longer it simmers the better it tastes!
I have been working my way slowly through the book “Everyday Paleo” by Sarah Fragoso. It has some wonderful recipes in it, including the Garden Fresh Meatballs that I mentioned previously on this blog. I feel weird posting a recipe from a cookbook that someone else wrote on my blog, so I am going to just tell you to buy the book! It definitely has some wonderful recipes in it (and I haven’t even tried half of them yet).
One of the recipes that I tried this week while I was on vacation and had some extra time to cook was the Stuffed Peppers (this is the link to the recipe on the Everyday Paleo blog). I am used to having the stuffed peppers that my mom used to make when I was little: rice, ground beef, some vegetables, and whatever spices she threw in. Now, don’t get me wrong; I loved my mom’s stuffed peppers. But they couldn’t hold a candle to this recipe. These peppers were quite possibly the best stuffed peppers I have ever eaten in my life. My fiance absolutely loved them, too! Even my five-year-old, who I am trying to get to eat Paleo, tried a few bites. We have already agreed that this recipe is definitely one that we need to do again – soon.