Basic and Easy Chili

Source: Maximized Living Nutrition Plans





Serves: 5-7 ( 1 ½ cup servings)

Prep/Cook time: 25 minutes


HERE is the recipe to print. 







2 lb. ground beef (grass fed and finished)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 ½ cups onion, chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

2 cups green bell pepper (red, yellow or orange peppers can also be used)

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

28oz can crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp ground cumin

1-2 tbsp salt



  1. In a medium sauce pan, cook ground beef.

  2. While beef is cooking, chop onions, celery and green bell peppers.

  3. Heat coconut oil in a large pot. Add onions, celery and green bell peppers.

  4. Add garlic and cook until vegetables are slightly tender

  5. Add black beans (drained and rinsed) and crushed tomatoes.

  6. Mix in seasonings.

  7. Drain ground beef and add to tomato mixture. Serve when ready.



Simmering for about 1 hour will enhance flavor. This recipe can also be made in the crockpot.



Nutritional Value per 1 ½ cup servings

578 Calories     25.2g Fat      46.8g Total carbs     16g Fiber    30.8g Net carbs     


43.7g Protein


About the Contributor: Nicole Brooker earned her Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College in August 2018. Nicole is passionate about nutrition education, GI health and disease prevention. She is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia International University where she developed and wrote the curriculum for a Health and Nutrition Minor. She is currently earning clinical hours toward the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential under Kim Ross's supervision.



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