Nightshade Free Chili
If you’ve been looking for a really good nightshade-free AIP chili, this is it! This chili is made with lean ground beef that is browned and seasoned with lots of AIP-friendly seasonings and a tasty nightshade-free Bone Broth Collagen that is loaded with healthy ingredients.
This chili is one of my favorite recipes for colder weather. I love serving it with a dollop of plain coconut yogurt on top or fresh avocado and loads of fresh cilantro and scallions. If you thought chili was off limits, just try this AIP-friendly and bean-free chili!
Chili is typically made with tomatoes and peppers, which can irritate the gut and cause all kinds of unwanted effects. But this gut-friendly chili has a tasty, rich broth that is loaded with nutritious vegetables: carrots, butternut squash, beets, and onions.
I chop these vegetables up and cook them with a tasty beef bone broth. Then I puree them with an immersion blender to make a thick, flavorful broth for chili that even has the same warm tones as the traditional dish!
In addition to the onion and Bone Broth Collagen, which give this chili lots of flavor, it is also seasoned with fresh garlic, cilantro, and ginger. The ginger gives this AIP chili a nice spiciness without having to use chili peppers!
A healthy chili recipe
As I already mentioned, this chili is made with loads of vegetables in the broth. Butternut squash and carrots are high in beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the body and helps keep your eyes healthy. Beets may have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body, which may help guard against obesity, heart disease, liver disease, and cancer. All these vegetables contain fiber, which helps the digestive system, and antioxidants, which fight off harmful free radicals in the body and may help prevent cancer.
Onions contain a lot of vitamin C, which is essential for a healthy immune system. They are also good sources of flavonoids, which may help reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease, and they contain phytochemicals, which have anticancer and antimicrobial properties.
This chili is made with lean ground beef, which is seasoned with nightshade-free seasonings, such as dried oregano, dried parsley, ground coriander, and ground cumin. Grass-fed round beef, like all red meat, contains iron, which is essential for maintaining healthy blood cells and avoiding anemia. It also contains zinc and vitamins B-6, B-12, niacin, and riboflavin, which are essential for a healthy immune system, nervous system, and digestive system. And of course, it’s protein rich!
This chili recipe makes 6 generous portions, that feed a crowd or make great leftovers that easily last in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. You may need to add a few tablespoons of water when reheating the chili, because it thickens a bit as it cools. It also freezes well in individual portions.
I love topping this chili with fresh avocado. It also goes great with crispy plantain chips!
I know you will love this bean-free, nightshade-free AIP chili with vegetables as much as I do! It makes a great meal on a cold day and is very easy to make.
Nightshade Free Chili
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1/2 tsp salt, or more to taste
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 1 Tbsp dried parsley
- 1 Tbsp ground coriander
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 medium onion, minced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and diced
- 1.5 cups cubed butternut squash (from ½ lb butternut squash)
- 1 small beet (or ½ large beet), peeled and diced
- 3 scoops Collagen Bone Broth (dissolved in 3 cups warm water)
- 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 Tbsp lime juice
- Cilantro, diced scallion, or diced avocado for serving
You can use beef broth, chicken broth, or vegetable broth for this chili - just make sure there are no nightshades in the broth seasonings.
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