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Jan 23 2014

Spicy Chili Bowl

Published by at 10:16 pm under Cooking at Home

Believe it or not, we have both decided to cut back on our carb intake, and that means no rice, breads, pasta, and yes – even fruit! We have heard from so many people that low-carb diets really work and so we are giving it a shot. So far we have been pretty good about eliminating a lot of carbs from our meals and I have personally seen the scale go down! One of the dishes I prepared recently was Spicy Chili that was an idea given to us from our friend who is also on a low-carb diet. I used what I had in the kitchen to prepare this easy chili recipe that turned into a really spicy chili recipe… so keep that in mind if you plan to make this! Also, we omitted beans from our pot of chili because frankly, we are not big fans of beans. If you like beans, then feel free to add that to the recipe. We really liked how this came out and will make it again when we are sick of all the other low-carb options. This will be a tough goal, but I think we can do it. Let us know if you guys have any advice and tips on low-carb diets – especially success stories!

The first thing I did was cook 1 lb. of ground beef in a skillet so that I can drain the fat. Yes, it's disgusting, so drain it!! Then set aside. (Optional: I seasoned the beef with salt and pepper).

I used 1 cup diced onions, 1 cup diced green bell peppers, 1/2 cup diced jalapeños, 1/2 cup diced celery, and 1 tbsp garlic. That's right - 1/2 cup of jalapeños, that is why it's so spicy! But it gives it a nice kick. If you can't handle the heat, then just reduce it to 1/4 cup.

Add the above ingredients in a pot and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You are sweating the veggies.

Now comes all of the flavor enhancers: 1 tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper. Then add the ground beef into this pot and mix everything together for a couple of minutes.

Finally, add 8 oz. tomato sauce, 8 oz. beef broth, and 1 can (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for about 10 minutes to let all the flavors incorporate. Taste to adjust seasonings.

Top your bowl of Spicy Chili with some grated cheese, minced red onion, and cilantro. Then dig in! We really liked the freshness of the toppings because it went really well with the hot and spicy chili. You can really taste the cumin and the other spices that gives it that hearty chili flavor! And don't worry - just because we are on a low-carb diet does not mean we won't be making carbolicious foods for the blog... we will still make it, but won't eat too much of it!

To view or print-out this recipe, click here: Spicy Chili Bowl

23 responses so far

23 Responses to “Spicy Chili Bowl”

  1. Eftychiaon 23 Jan 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I love every single ingredient of this recipe. It looks so tasty! Thank you for sharing. Beautiful photos!!!
    .-= Eftychia´s last blog ..Green Beans and Chicken =-.

  2. MaryMohon 24 Jan 2011 at 1:53 am

    Yum…looks delicious. I’m sure this would warm me up in this cold weather.
    .-= MaryMoh´s last blog ..Easy Peanut Butter Swirl Cake – Baking Lesson For Friend =-.

  3. Belinda @zomppaon 24 Jan 2011 at 5:43 am

    I agree that every single ingredient looks fantastic!! Need something to warm up in this cold weather.
    .-= Belinda @zomppa´s last blog ..Photo of the Day- Two Little Red Hens Bakery =-.

  4. Cookin' Canuckon 24 Jan 2011 at 9:11 am

    This looks like a fantastic chili! I would love to wrap my hands around a bowl of this right now.

  5. Jorgeon 24 Jan 2011 at 9:17 am

    I like the recipe and will try soon…I am a little concerned about the amount of jalapenos you use ….are you removing the seeds and veins? If thast is the case, then I can see how the level of heat would be acceptable. otherwise, it will be too hot for many people. Thanks!

  6. Alisa Flemingon 24 Jan 2011 at 9:39 am

    Thanks for the idea, I’m definitely going to make some chili this week! We haven’t had any in ages. I’m not on a low carb diet, but am doing sugar-free for ten days to try to break that sugar spell. I guess you could say we eat somewhat low carb anyway though, and I’m always looking for grain-free meal ideas like this one!
    .-= Alisa Fleming´s last blog ..Other Places … =-.

  7. Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchenon 24 Jan 2011 at 9:42 am

    Mmmm, I love chili! Yours looks delicious! Just don’t cut down on carbs too much, your brain needs glucose to function! Feed your brain some carbs! :)
    .-= Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen´s last blog ..Cold weather is stalking me =-.

  8. thefoodaddictson 24 Jan 2011 at 11:13 am

    Hi Jorge – Thank you for your comment! We actually removed the seeds and veins, so it wasn’t extremely spicy, but it was spicy enough that you get that nice heat. You can see the picture of the chopped up jalapenos in our 3rd photo. Hope you try it out and let us know how it turned out!!

    Vicki – thanks for looking out. We’ll make sure we still consume glucose!

  9. IslandEATon 24 Jan 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hi, Krissy and Daniel. This looks like an outstanding classic chili con carne (sin frijoles, in this case!).

    I found the link broken, however, for the printable recipe…just FYI – ingredients are all listed, regardless.


    .-= IslandEAT´s last blog ..Flat and Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies- Sophisticated- Elegant- and Perfect for its Genre =-.

  10. A Canadian Foodieon 24 Jan 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous love in that bowl. Your photos are mesmerizing! YUM! And, no beans. A little attention and a whole lotta love …. I love that equation!
    I will be making this. It is the season!
    .-= A Canadian Foodie´s last blog ..Gluten Free Butternut Apple Thyme Cake =-.

  11. eddyon 24 Jan 2011 at 7:01 pm


  12. Sherrillon 24 Jan 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Yummy!! Love the ingredients for this chili recipe, and I LOVE chili. The fotos, what a beaut!

  13. Gregon 25 Jan 2011 at 5:56 am

    Your pictures are amazing. It was like I was there every step of the way and I could hear the ground beef sizzling in the skillet! I’ve done the low carb diet as well and I never felt quite right when I went too low on the carbs (as Vicki mentions). I do greatly limit starchy carbs after about 4pm but will have them earlier in the day (mostly rice, oatmeal and sweet potatoes). After 4pm I still have carbs but make sure that they are fibrous vegetables (bell peppers, corn, peas, carrots, kale, etc). I also like to have some good fats later in the day – almonds, walnuts and pecans are my favorites. Good luck it can be quite a challenge making a change like this to your diet.

  14. graceon 25 Jan 2011 at 11:22 pm

    yes, but what good is a bowl of chili without a hunk of cornbread to soak up the juices? plenty good, when it’s made like this–bravo. :)

  15. faridaon 26 Jan 2011 at 12:00 am

    That look so delicious


  16. Eileenon 26 Jan 2011 at 1:31 pm

    We also cook and eat mostly low carb foods. We have a ton of great ideas on our blog. I just made a spaghetti squash lasagna for example. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

  17. Kathy Diaz (found baking)on 26 Jan 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Whaaaaat??? No carbs?!!! I don’t know if I can do that. Temptations everywhere! Haha. Isn’t this so perfect for Super Bowl? All you need is cornbread and some sausages and you are set. Very Southern Super Bowl celebration. Looks yummy and comforting for winter.

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  19. Chris and Amyon 02 Feb 2011 at 2:05 pm

    OMG that looks so very good. Can’t wait to try it!

  20. Lori Lynnon 05 Feb 2011 at 10:07 am

    Loads of chili recipes on the blogs this week, yours sounds like one of the best!
    Terrific photos too.

  21. faridaon 06 Feb 2011 at 1:07 am

    Nice Recipe of chilli recipe and for how many servings that recipe ?


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