Grass-fed Beef or Turkey Chili

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Today the kids have swimming lessons and we won’t get home until after 6:00. I will not let that stop me from staying on track.  While the baby was napping today I threw this together. Many people use ground turkey while following the 21 day fix extreme.  I have a freezer full of very lean grass-fed beef, so that is what I will be using.  Lean beef is approved on the 21 day fix.

When we get home tonight I just need to reheat the chili and enjoy.  I still have 1/2 blue to use for some shredded cheese on my chili tonight! Or maybe some avocado…hard decisions.

Grass-fed Beef or Turkey Chili
Makes 6 servings,  1 cup each

1 tsp. Olive oil
1 1/2 lbs lean grass-fed ground beef or 93% lean ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbps chili powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
2 cans (15 oz) black, kidney or pinto beans
1 can (15 oz) all-natural diced tomatoes,  no sugar added
12 fresh cilantro sprigs (option)

1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat.
2. Add ground meat, onion, bell pepper,  and garlic.; cook stirring occasionally.
3. Add cumin,  chili powder,  salt,  and cayenne pepper;  cook, stirring occasionally for 1 minute.
4. Add beans and tomatoes (with liquid). Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; gently boil, stirring occasionally,  for 15 to 20 minutes,  or until thickened. 5. Serve warm, sprinkled with cilantro.

Today I made this in the Crockpot and it turned out great!  I plan to freeze the extras.  I will put it in ziplock bags and lay flat to freeze.

21 day fix & 21 day fix extreme: 1 serving is 1/2 green,  1 red,  1/2 yellow

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