Three-Meat No Bean Chili

This no-bean chili contains three kinds of ground meat and is an absolutely delicious low carb meal.Three-Meat No Bean Chili and review of The Primal Low Carb Kitchen

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I was very fortunate to receive a copy of The Primal Low-Carb Kitchen, written by Kyndra Holley. Kyndra is the author behind the amazing blog Peace, Love and Low Carb.

The photography in this book is absolutely stunning. It includes starters, main dishes, soups, salads, sides, snacks, breakfast, sauces and dressings, as well as loads of information and resources. Recipes such as Crab Cakes Eggs Benedict with Cajun Hollandaise Sauce, Mexican Spaghetti Squash Taco Bake, Philly Cheesesteak Soup and Bacon Barbecue Sauce really stood out for me. But despite the longer-than-I-usually-go-for ingredient list, I just had to try the Three-Meat No Bean Chili.

I haven’t had chili forEVER. Occasionally I will peruse the carb content of commercially made bean-free chili products but the count is always much higher than expected. Perhaps because they add sugar? I don’t know. So yes, there are 22 ingredients in this recipe. But actually, they’re not particularly scary ones. I omitted the celery (bleugh) and some of the cayenne/chili powder – I like the heat but my husband doesn’t, so I end up adding it in afterwards. I also halved the recipe because I have a fairly small slow cooker!

So the meats are pork, beef and turkey. I browned these off with some red onion, garlic, salt and pepper.Three-Meat No Bean Chili

Then I drained off the juices before adding it to the slow cooker (I probably wouldn’t have thought of this if I wasn’t following a recipe, I’m actually quite a slow cooker beginner!). With the meat I added various tomato products, bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, cumin, onion powder, oregano and paprika. Then I let the slow cooker do its work. What an amazing smell!Three-Meat No Bean Chili

Finally it was ready, and I served it with some shredded cheese and sour cream. My husband and I were huge fans! Three-Meat No Bean Chili

I only had two issues with it – there seemed to me quite a lot of watery juice around after many hours of cooking. But I am willing to accept that this was a user error! Easy to strain before serving. Also, serving size. Apparently this recipe served 16. I halved it. My husband and I finished it off in two sittings, meaning it was just four servings as far as we were concerned. It was so tasty that I *really* just wanted to eat a big bowl of it rather than spread it thinner by putting a side dish with it. So I take responsibility for that one too!

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3 thoughts on “Three-Meat No Bean Chili

  1. We always throw in some largely diced zucchini close to when it’s done; It’s an awesome way to add more filler to the chili without a ton of extra carbs!

  2. I notice the extra wateriness every time I make low carb chili. Maybe you don’t get that in regular chili because the beans absorb the liquid? I can’t think of any other reason that would happen!

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