I love a good chili! It’s healthy, easy and fast to make and can put some extra spice into a boring diet. I have a large collection of tasty, healthy recipes for diet and workout and this is one of my go-to meals that I’ve held on to over the years. It’s a VERY good choice for meal planning. Just make 7-14 portions and you’ll have lunch ready for 1-2 weeks!
Chili con carne often comes with rice or potatoes, but its also fine without carbs. It’s common to have guacamole and natural yogurt on the side, but I go for quark instead of yogurt for the extra protein! Here is the recipe that I use.
- 2 onions
- 2 garlic
- 2 carrots
- 2 selleri stalks
- 2 red paprikas (bell pepper)
- dash of oliv oil
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin (spiskummin)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Rock salt and fresh grinded pepper
- 230 g chickpeas (kikärter)
- 900 g crushed tomatoes
- 1000 g minced meat (10% fat)
- Fresh coriander
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 6 small red thai bird chili
Makes 3-4 portions for athletes, 6 portions for non athletes..
- Fine chop onion, garlic, carrot, selleri and bird chili. Paprikas can be chopped a little larger size. Mix the chopped vegetables with your spices in a large bowl.
- Put minced mead, crushed tomatoes, and rinsed chickpeas in the slow cooker and set to high. (If you don’t have a slow cooker, take a big saucer pan instead and use medium on the stove. And you should also add a cup of water (2dl) but this does NOT apply for the slow cooker, unless you want soup.)
- Take a frying pan, set it to medium and dash a little olive oil in it when it’s warm. Add vegetables and spices and let them get some color for about 7-10 minutes. Stir the pan every minute or so and add your preferred amount of salt and pepper.
- Remove the coriander leaves from the stalks and put the leaves in the fridge. Chop the stalks and add to the slow cooker (or big saucer).
- Add the vinegar and chopped vegetables + spices. Make sure you stir everything so its an even blend.
- Let the slow cooker work its magic for about 3-4 hours (or 1 hour if you have the big saucer)
- Serve with coriander leaves sprinkled on top!