Ask The Muscle Cook: Do You Have A Healthy Recipe For Firehouse Chili?
Fire departments around the country participate in cook-off contests to see which one can simmer the best tasting chili. In honor of this tradition, I've created a lean, protein-packed option for muscle-building chili lovers, seasoned with healthy spices. Enjoy!
Fire House Chili
(makes 9 servings)
- Ground Buffalo or Extra Lean Ground Beef
1 1/2 pounds
- Diced Onions
- Green Pepper
- Minced Garlic
- Chili Powder
- Black Beans
2 cans (15 ounces)
- Diced Tomatoes (With Juice)
2 cans (15 ounces)
- Low-Sodium Beef Broth
1 can (14 ounces)
- In a pan, cook the buffalo, green pepper, onions, garlic for 5-6 minutes, or until just before meat is completely browned.
- Transfer everything in a big casserole dish.
- Add chili powder, turmeric, oregano, beans, tomatoes, broth, salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and stir for 20 minutes until chili reaches wanted thickness.
Serving Size (1 cup)
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Chili with Chipotle and Chocolate
2 cups diced onion (about 1 large)
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ancho chile powder
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, minced
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup light sour cream
Chopped green onions (optional)
Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey to pan; saut� 8 minutes or until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender. Add sugar and next 9 ingredients (through chipotle) to pan, stirring to blend; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate, stirring to melt. Ladle 1 1/4 cups chili in each of 8 bowls; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Garnish with green onions.
Amount per serving
Calories from fat: 23%
Saturated fat: 3.8g
Monounsaturated fat: 1.7g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
I love Cooking Chilli as the weather gets cooler, always great to have healthy options. Im a sucker for lean turkey chilli and the best part is that you can make this in larger portions and have several clean meals for the next several days!