Ok, well after a ridiculously busy/flu-riddled couple of weeks, I'm back blogging. At the end of May, we found out the hubs is being posted to Winnipeg. While we are both excited to spend time with family and enjoy the city, this has been a crazy stressful time trying to finish home renovations to get it in the market. We are on the homestretch! We will survive (hopefully :s )!
That being said, I've been a garbage wife in the cooking department. Yesterday was the first day, in three weeks, that I actually took the time to cook a worthwhile meal. We have been shoveling in fruit, coleslaw, cooked chicken, nuts/seeds, and Lara Bars to get us through the day and I hate that rushed feeling when eating. I also haven't grocery shopped in those three weeks and we have very little left in the fridge! Now that you've heard my old mother Hubbard tale, you should be thoroughly impressed that I managed to concoct an amazing chili with very little on hand!!
So let's get into this!
1 lb ground beef
1 yellow pepper, diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 shallots, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2-1 jalapeño, very finely diced (add to your taste)
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
2 slices bacon, diced
1 cup bone broth (I had chicken on hand)
1 cup strong coffee
1 tablespoon avocado oil
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 can tomato sauce (I like the organic Kirkland one from Costco)
1. Add avocado oil and bacon to a dutch oven and sauté over medium-high heat fof 2-3 minutes.
2. Add in carrots, shallots, peppers, garlic, and jalapeños and sauté until onions turn translucent.
3. Add in all spices, herbs, and cocoa and warm through to release their oils.
4. Add in ground beef and combine.
5. Stir in broth, coffee, and tomato sauce.
6. Reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30-40 minutes.
7. Season with sea salt, to taste.
8. Serve with avocado, green onions, cheese, cilantro.. Whatever floats your boat. Enjoy!