Chili

When it’s chilly outside, there’s nothing like chili!

Warm up inside and out with this delicious chili from Go Figure chef, David.

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2 Tbsp. olive oil                                                 1 Tbsp. chili powder

1 medium onion, chopped                               1 tsp. salt

2 celery stalks, chopped fine                            1 tsp. garlic salt

1 pound lean ground beef                                 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

15 oz. can diced tomatoes                                 1 tsp. Italian seasoning

6 oz. can tomato paste                                       1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar

*15 oz. can black beans (optional)

1 jalapeno (remove seeds unless you like it hot)

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Brown ground beef with celery and onion in olive oil.  Add in remainder of ingredients and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  The longer it sits, the richer the flavor.  Serve.  That’s it!

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*Hold off on the black beans until you have been on the program at least 6 weeks.  If you try eating them, adjust quantity and frequency to not interfere with weight loss.

©David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2013

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