1/6/2014 Meals + Beef and Turkey Chili Recipe

Today I had the same ol’, same ol’ for breakfast, but mixed it up for lunch and dinner:

Breakfast: 3 oz pastured pork, 2 eggs, green juice, and bulletproof tea.

Lunch: For lunches this week, I made a beef and turkey chili with dried ancho peppers (recipe below).

Dinner: I planned on eating 4 oz Strauss grass fed/finished strip steak with a side of salad and mushrooms, but I added two eggs in because I was under the 500 calorie mark for this meal (and therefore way under the amount of calories needed to refuel from Spin and shockwave).

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Beef and Turkey Chili with Ancho Peppers

Servings: 3
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 45 min (pressure cooker) or 90 min (stovetop)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed 96/4 lean ground beef (I love this kind)
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 T duck fat or macadamia nut oil
  • 3 small dried ancho chili peppers (I use these from Penzys)
  • 10-15 organic grape tomatos
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/8 c poblano pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 T jalapeno, minced (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 T ground Ancho chili powder (I use this one)
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/8 tsp Chipotle Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 T Paprika
  • 1 T Cumin
  • 1.5 tbsp Kosher Salt

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Directions:

(1) Using a chopper to save time (or by hand), finely dice the onions, poblano pepper, bell pepper, and garlic.  Saute the vegetables in the duck fat or macadamia nut oil for 3-5 min, or until they start to soften.IMG_4441

(2) While the vegetables are cooking, cover the tomatos and dried ancho peppers in 1.5 c water and bring to a boil.  Cook for about 10 minutes.

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(3) Meanwhile, add the turkey and beef to the vegetable and saute until browned over medium high heat, about 10-12 minutes.

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(4) While the meat is browning, use an immersion blender to blend the ancho peppers and tomatos until smooth.  (This can also be done using a regular blender.)

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(5) Add the ancho/tomato paste, the spices, and an additional 1 c water to the pan.  If using a pressure cooker, cook on level 2 for 45 minutes.  If using a regular stovetop method, cook covered, stirring occasionally, for 90 minutes.

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(6) Serve as is, or garnished with scallions.

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