This recipe is for my daughter Lucy. She’s a carnivore through and through. Which was a bit appalling for me when she was younger because I used to be a vegetarian. I obviously am no longer one. 😉
Lucy would almost cry every time I made my Five Bean Chili . It’s one of the family’s favorite recipes… just not hers.
So I decided to make a chili with NO beans. It is RICH so I highly suggest serving it over zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice or some other vegetable. But it is good!
The other thing I like about this recipe is it is super easy. The day I made it, I didn’t feel like chopping anything but I had some time at home. It’s pretty much a dump dinner. You just have to let it cook for hours. I cooked it on my stovetop BUT you could probably put it in a crockpot or instant pot too!
1 lb Ground Organic Turkey
1 lb Ground Grass-Fed Beef
1 Tablespoon Fennel
1 Tablespoon Oregano
2 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 Can Diced Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
2 Tablespoons Chili Seasoning
2 Bay Leaves
Salt to taste
Add the ground meat, fennel & oregano to a dutch oven (cast-iron ceramic coated pot) & cook on high heat. Make sure to mash the meat & break it up. I like to have little tiny pieces of meat instead of big chunks.
Once the meat is browned, add the tomato paste & cook for about 30 seconds to a minute
Add in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, garlic & onion powders, chili seasoning, bay leaves & salt to taste. I would put in less salt at first and keep tasting it throughout the cooking process to make sure you don’t over salt it.
You might have to add in some water. I would add a cup at a time until it looks a little soupy. Don’t worry, it will evaporate
Once the chili is simmering, lower the heat to the lowest setting possible let the chili cook all afternoon. Up to three hours.
Make sure to keep checking the chili for flavor & to see if you need to add any water. You don’t want it to burn
Finally, when you are ready to eat serve with some zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice to break up the richness a bit.