I’m trying to be a tough Canadian.
I grew up in the Snow-belt of Ontario (ie: 15 min south of Owen Sound), I should be able to handle the snow…the cold…the shovelling…
GAH! It’s enough!
Probably doesn’t help that I’m 14 days away from driving down to Daytona Beach with my sister. Hope it’s at least double digits there!
Cold weather means chilli. It’s just a winter staple.
I know what you’re thinking. Chilli requires meat, beans, and cheddar cheese on top. But you’re wrong!
Chilli can be Paleo-fied (I am trademarking that ;)) and still be awesome.
Just try it. This one’s full of veggies, spices and turkey.
You could certainly use ground beef instead.
2 lbs. of ground beef or turkey
1 onion, diced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 red and 1 green bell pepper, both diced
1 cup of carrots, sliced (food processor!)
1 cup of celery, sliced (food processor!)
(1) 28-ounce can of crushed or stewed tomatoes
(1) 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
(1) 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
3 tbs. of chili powder
1 tbs. of oregano
1 tbs. of basil
2 tsp. of cumin
1 tsp. of salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. of cayenne
Saute onions and garlic together in a large saucepan over medium heat
Add ground meat to the saucepan, and brown
Drain excess fat
Transfer the cooked onions, garlic and meat to your crockpot
Add all vegetables and spices to the crock-pot