Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - It's Time For Chili!

It's October, that means it's officially Chili season, right? :-) I love Chili! High in protein, packed full of energy giving complex carbs, and sooo versatile! Around our house, chili goes a long way... Bowls of chili, chili topped nachos, chili topped salads, chili topped potatoes, chili topped hot dogs (uncured!), chili quesadillas, chili burgers, pasta, spaghetti squash... Yum! 

I love to use Bison for my chili, as it's lean but still high in CLA. 

Chelle's Chili

Makes 11 cups.

2 lb's ground beef or bison
3 Cans various beans, low sodium or no salt added - drain & rinse well. (I use pinto, black, kidney, & chili or cannelini beans)
2 large cans Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes (Fire Roasted) - Do not drain
1 Can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted with Chipotle, diced tomatoes - Do not drain
2 tsp dehydrated onion or finely chopped shallot
1-2 Tbsp Mrs Dash Southwest Chipotle
1-2 Tbsp Mrs Dash Fiesta Lime (and if you want it hotter, you can use Mrs Dash Spicy)
*optional: diced fresh jalepeno

  • Brown the meat with the seasoning, drain (if there's a lot of grease, run hot water over the meat in a sieve/colander to really reduce the fat). 
  • Drain all the beans & rinse well (this will drastically reduce the sodium)
  • Put beans & meat in crockpot, add the 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes (don't drain), onion/shallot, spices and stir. 
  •  Cook on Low for 4-6 hours, or High for 2 hours.
Pico de gallo
Plain greek yogurt
Sharp shredded cheddar (a little goes a long way)
Reduced Fat Feta
Diced Onion

Beans and Tomatoes for the Chili 

Nutritional Information (this is for the recipe made with Beef):
Recipe makes 11 cups of chili.  1 cup serving = 332 calories; 33.8 g carbs; 9.4 g fiber; 35 g protein; 643 mg sodium; 8.3 g sugar; 5.1 g fat.


  1. This chili looks fabulous!! Will definitely try it!!

  2. Looks awesome.

    I see I've found another Walmart Queen ... I love it! Should have bought shares in that company years ago. ;)

  3. Yum Yum!! I can't wait to try this! It's already on the menu list for next week!! Whoop!

  4. Chele, I think you single-handedly keep Mrs. Dash in business! Can't wait to try this!

  5. Chelle has gotten me addicted to Mrs. Dash too LOL. I just bought the Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime on the weekend and used it on some chicken...YUMMO! Chili looks GREAT!

    Luvena :0)

  6. Love the idea of clean chili! Thanks for the post and still dying to know if I am picked for the case study :)

  7. Chele,
    Was looking on your recipe page for a white chili recipe. I'm not a big beef eater. Any good, clean white bean & chicken recipes? Thanks!

  8. I ADORE White Chili! Have not yet gotten around to making a clean one yet... but I will! :-)

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