Vegetable Beef Chili

  • 1.5 – 2 pounds of organic ground beef, bison or ground turkey
  • 1   12oz can of organic diced tomatoes]
  • 1     12oz can of organic tomato sauce
  • 1   medium zucchini diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium yellow zucchini squash diced
  • 1 medium sweet onion diced
  • 4 to 6 cloves of garlic minced (to your taste)
  • 2 tsp sea salt ( I prefer the Hawaiian red sea salt)
  • 1.5 Tbsp Basil
  • 1.5 Tbsp Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 1-2 tsp mild hili powder (to your taste, I only add 1)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1tsp ground black or white pepper
  • Brown beef ,bison or turkey in a skillet.  Drain of grease and put in a crock pot or pot on the stove.  Add other ingredients.  Cook on low for 2 hours or put in crock pot on low for 3-4 hours.

Notes this is a “chunky” and dense chili, it is not watery.

Can be served with white rice, shredded cheese or sour cream

Note:  you will probably want to double this recipe.  This recipe serves 2 with leftovers for a few days.  You can also freeze it.  It is easy to reheat in a pot on the stove, just add a little water.



Karen Redmond received her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University and a Masters Degree of Science in Health and Fitness Promotion from Marymount University. She has been working in the health and fitness field for 20 years. She is a Master CHEK Practitioner and Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach. Currently she is studying with Guy Voyer, D.O. studying Osteopathy in the Soma Training and Soma Therapy and ELDOA Programs. Karen is the owner of North Shore Smart Bodies located in Northbrook, Illinois. Specializing in corrective exercise, holistic lifestyle and nutrition coaching, she sees a wide range of clients including those with orthopedic injuries and back pain. Karen enjoys working with runners and endurance athletes of all levels and all distances. She does blood lactate threshold testing, gait analysis and a musculoskeletal evaluation on all clients. Karen then develops a customized program with myofascial stretching, ELDOAS, stability and strength training. She also works with pre/post natal clients, golfers and other athletes. Karen is a competitive runner and enjoys racing distances from 5k to half marathons.

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