Snow Day Crock Pot Chili

Snow Day Crock Pot Chili

Snow Day Crock Pot Chili is a great way to warm up after a few hours spent in the snow.  Put it on, go shovel, sled or build a snowman and by the time your boots are off, it’s ready to heat you right back up.  An already healthy meal, Team FitNice likes that it can be made completely paleo by simply replacing the black beans and sauce with an additional can of stewed or crushed tomatoes.

Servings: 8-10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 – 6.5 hours
Difficulty: 2

2 pounds lean ground beef (preferably 97%)
1 diced green pepper
1 diced red pepper if desired
1 diced onion
1 cup carrots, diced as desired
1 – 14 oz can black beans, undrained
1 – 15 oz can of tomato sauce
1 – 28 oz can of stewed or crushed tomatoes
3 cloves (3 teaspoons) minced garlic
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1-2 avocados, diced (optional)

1.  Saute onion, pepper and garlic in large saucepan over medium heat
2.  Add ground beef and brown, drain excess grease
3.  Add beef, tomatoes, sauce, carrots and seasonings to crock pot and stir thoroughly
4.  Set crock pot to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 6 to 6.5 hours
5.  Serve with over brown rice with optional avocado garnish

Snow Day Crock Pot ChiliHaving a cold, wintry day?  Dry out your boots and settle in for a hearty bowl of Snow Day Crock Pot Chili to warm you from your nose to your toes.  If this version doesn’t warm you up, try adding additional cayenne to really bring some heat to your meal.  Fill your tummy and freeze the rest in lunch sized portions so you can stay warm even when you’re at work.

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