Super Quick and Easy Fat Burning Beef Chili

by James Kerrison on May 9, 2009

Fat burning chili should be able to get past your mouth and into your stomach! Last year I made the chili to beat all chili’s! The problem was I miscalculated how much chili powder I needed to add to the mix. Now this might be good if you like this sort of thing super hot, but it made it inedible for the whole family! The problem when hot and spicy food is too hot, then the first option is normally to go for some sour cream or whole milk which isn’t going to be as friendly to your waistline.

This time I have opted for a more friendly version with a bit less, but just enough zing!


600 grams lean beef mince
750 gram can of kidney or mixed beans (give them a good wash)
1 medium onion chopped
1 medium tomato chopped
2 large carrots chopped
1/2 green , red and yellow capsicum chopped
2 cloves of garlic or equivalent crushed
750 mL V8 vegetable juice or equivalent
1/4 Cup cashew meal
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon pepper

To make this fat burning chili, go ahead and brown the mince with the onion and garlic and spices mixed through.
Put all the other ingredients into a large pot with a lid and add the mince mix when it has browned.
Bring the mix to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Depending on how much fluid or juice there is in the exact ingredients you have used, it may take a bit longer. The other option would be to use a slow cooker for the simmer or to take a large portion of the fluid off the top 10 minutes before serving.

This recipe will make enough for 4 large or 6 medium serves. You can store it in the fridge as it keeps well for leftovers and freezes equally as well.

You can get creative and mix and match the vegetables, spices and juice that you use for varying results. If you don’t have exactly what is listed above feel free to play around with whatever you have in the fridge. Just be sure to stick to non starchy vegetables as substitutes for the original ingredients. This will keep the nutritional content of the fat burning chili in check and you’ll be able to eat great tasting foods while losing weight.

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Give this a try and let me know what you think!

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