Cozy Beef Chili

Chances are you’ll have most of the spices on hand and if not, improvise. Make it your own, tweak it, do whatever you want with it. Just enjoy it, take a photo and tag meeeee. Happy Friyay. <3

Ingredients:

·         1 lb grass-fed ground beef

·         2 orange bell peppers, chopped

·         3 celery stalks, chopped

·         ½ vidalia onion, chopped

·         1 can black beans

·         1 cup plain marinara (I used Rao’s) or plain tomato sauce

·         1 tablespoon coconut oil

·         1 teaspoon garlic powder

·         1 teaspoon cumin

·         ½ teaspoon chili powder

·         1 teaspoon sriracha

·         black pepper to your liking

Instructions:

·         Add 1 tablespoon coconut oil to a medium or large sauce pot over medium heat.

·         Add the chopped peppers, celery and onion and mix to thoroughly coat the vegetables in the oil.

·         Keep the veggies cooking over medium heat until the onions become translucent, 8ish minutes. Stir occasionally so the vegetables do not burn.

·         Once the veggies are cooked down a bit add in 1 lb ground beef. With a wooden spoon, break up the beef into small crumbles.

·         Add the salt, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and black pepper while continuing to break up the meat and tossing to coat everything thoroughly.

·         Once the beef is cooked through and no pink remains, lower the heat and add in the can of black beans, the marinara and the sriracha. Toss to combine.

·         Cover the pot with a lid and keep the heat on low to let all of the flavors marinate together for a a few minutes. You can let everything simmer longer if you have the time. Taste test and add more spices and sriracha to your liking.

·         Enjoy with a little organic shredded cheddar cheese or as is.

Lauren Crist