Saturday, January 28, 2017

Phase 2 Chili

This Chili is a little like a traditional Texas red chili- no beans, no tomatoes. All delicious and a good meal on Phase 2. I added veggies to fit in with FMD. 

Use any meat you want- ground turkey, ground beef, but Texas red chili is made from cubed beef chuck. Use any Phase 2 steak/beef cubed.

You will need to plan a bit ahead for this so you can roast the pepper and onions for the sauce. This is my Tomato-less BBQ Sauce as the base. Find that recipe here. You will need 4 cups total. This is a good use of bell peppers that have gone limp, or when they are on sale. Check your discount produce bin! You can use any color, they don't have to be red. 



Phase 2 Chili
Serves 4
(adjust protein portions for over 20lbs to lose)

1lb cubed lean beef, or ground meat of your choice
4 cups Tomato-less BBQ Sauce
2 cups beef stock
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large onion, diced
2 bell peppers, diced
3 celery stalks, diced
1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper


In a large non stick skillet, on high heat, brown the meat. Add onion, garlic and celery, and cook until just starting to get soft. Stir in 1/4 cup of the beef stock to deglaze the plan, scrape up any bits that you may have. Transfer to large pot or crockpot. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and for stove top, bring to gentle boil, reduce to slow simmer for 45 minutes. In a crock pot cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Add more stock if it is too thick. 

Makes 4 servings. Serve with a salad.

16 comments:

  1. Just a question-one place says you will need three cups of the tomato-less BBQ sauce and another say four. Which is the correct amount and how much sauce does the BBQ sauce recipe make?

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  2. Thanks for pointing that out- I guess I didnt proof read very well, did I, lol. You need 4 cups total. I cant say for sure how much volume the BBQ Sauce makes, because it really depends on the bell peppers. If you use big ones, you get more, if you use small ones, you get less. This stuff keeps pretty well, so if you make too much you can use it on pork or chicken later in the week.

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  3. Love that you didn't add a bunch of beans to the chili - I don't use bar-b-q sauce in mine, nor the celery or bell peppers. Other than that, mine is very similar to yours. Freezes well.

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    1. This recipe is adapted for p2, no beans and no tomatoes on p2. Extra veggies to help with fat burning!

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  4. I love this! I miss sauces and gravies on P2 and this could help. Heck, even the BBQ will be made up and used for the meatloaf, etc.

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  5. I wanted to let you know that I made this and it is delicious! I used ground turkey and turkey broth instead of beef. I also used the turkey broth for the BBQ sauce. I used triple the peppers and broth but only double the spices and the BBQ sauce was perfect for me. Thanks for your wonderful recipes!

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    1. I'm so glad you like this recipe! Thank you for your lovely comments and support!!

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  6. what brand do you recommend for tomato-less barbecue sauce?

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    1. Laura, this recipe uses my tomato-less bbq sauce. The recipe is linked in the post, or you can find it on the right of the page

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  7. Carolyn,
    When you roast the peppers either on the grill or in the oven, until charred, do you remove the charred skins too, or only the seeds? Thx!

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    1. I leave the char on, but you can remove if you want

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  8. Hi! Hailey adds salt last to her turkey chili after its cooked. Do you think it makes any difference if I do it here?

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    1. Where you add the salt only makes difference to the taste, nothing else. It's not going to hurt weight loss to add it while you cook each step or early in the recipe. I season as I go, because that is what all good chefs do. I find it doesnt melt and distrubute as good at the end

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