Chili Season is HERE!
This is my most requested and most loved recipe that I have shared with my clients. It is incredibly easy and delicious. You can make this in a crock pot, dutch oven, insta-pot, or freeze for food prep to cook at a later date. Endless possibilities.
If you are busy like I am, I highly recommend making a double batch and freezing half for another day to simplify your life!
You can freeze this already cooked after you cool it off in a Ziplock Freezer Bag (name brand recommended for freezer meals) and it will keep in your refrigerator frozen for about 3 months and in your deep freezer roughly 6 months. You also have the option to freeze this with the sweet potatoes and tomatoes uncooked by placing it directly into your freezer bags after cooking your meat. I still recommend mixing all of the ingredients thoroughly so you can evenly distribute your seasoning.
You can also make a double batch to share with your family and friends and I PROMISE they will LOVE it!
This recipe would be considered paleo, whole 30, and clean food as long as you purchase proper ingredients.
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 lb. lean beef roast (cut into 1/2-inch pieces) or lean ground beef
1 large coarsely chopped yellow onion
1 large green bell pepper
1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 cups)
1 (28 ounce) can organic diced tomatoes, undrained
3-4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
2 TBS chili powder
2 TBS cumin
Optional for spice: 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1/8 teaspoon (or to taste) cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Cook the beef:
Ground Beef: In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the oil and brown the meat over medium/high heat until cooked thoroughly. If your beef is a bit fattier, drain the excess grease.
Roast: In a large pot or dutch oven, heat mild and sear on all sides until lightly browned.
Add onion and peppers. Cook until the veggies have softened around 2-3 minutes.
Add sweet potatoes, diced tomatoes, garlic, spices, and salt and stir.
Cover, reduce heat to low and cook 45 minutes. Stir occasionally or until potatoes are cooked through and meat is tender.
If you are using a slow cooker or insta-pot, you will still need to do steps 1 and 2 in a pot or pan as directed above! You will then add it to your crock pot or insta-pot. Adding everything in step 3 on top and stir. Cook on low 4-6 hours in crock pot or 20 minutes per pound for your roast depending on your settings.
When you are ready to eat it, simply thaw it out over night in the fridge and throw it in the crock pot before your work day. Put it on low for 6-8 hours since it will still be frozen mostly and enjoy for dinner! I have this CrockPot [< commissioned link] that automatically turns to the warm setting after my time has finished and you cannot go wrong with that.
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