Basic Chili


2 pounds lean ground beef
1 green bell pepper, diced

¾ cup onion diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp. Grape seed oil
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp. cumin, or to taste
1-1/2 Tbsp. chili powder, or to taste
1 (28 oz.) can diced tomatoes

Any select veggies you want to add: celery, green onions etc.


Light coals in grill. While coals are setting (30-45 minutes), form ground beef into large patties.
Heat oil in a heavy bottomed soup pot, and add freshly ground black pepper.
Add bell pepper and sauté 5-7 minutes. Turn heat off and stir in minced garlic.

Grill patties over coals until medium rare, no more than 5 minutes on each side.
Turn heat on high under soup pot, and place patties in with garlic, oil, and pepper mixture.
Break up patties into small pieces with spatula and brown meat thoroughly.

Add tomatoes. Mash and break up tomatoes with spatula. Add onions and any other select veggies as desired. Add enough water to cover all ingredients, reduce heat to low, and let simmer 2 hours or more.

Serve topped with green onions in a bowl or over a bed of turnip fries for more of your veggies.

Yields 4 servings: 1 serving= 8oz. meat and roughly 1 ½ c. veggies

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