Chili is a great fall meal…everybody knows that. It’s also something that you can make in HUGE batches to use for leftover dinners, lunches, or freezer dinners! I use it for all three.
There are some basic ingredients I use for chili: onion, garlic, meat, diced/crushed tomatoes, veggies, salt and chili powder. If you use that basic skeleton, you’re golden. Here is the general ratio I use:
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pound ground meat
28 oz. can diced tomatoes (I go heavy on the tomatoes, you can use less if you prefer)
2 cups veggies (think peppers, squash, etc. – whatever your favorites are!)
2 tsp. salt
2-3 tbsp. chili powder
For this particular recipe, I used ground beef and golden zucchini, zucchini and summer squash cut into chunks. Melt 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large pot. Saute the onion and garlic until soft and fragrant. Add your veggies and cook for about 5 minutes. Then, add in the ground meat and cook until browned. Stir in the diced tomatoes, salt, and chili powder and let the chili simmer for 20-30 minutes. Easy-peasy, right?? Feel free to mix and match meats, veggies, and spices to make a simple meal your own!