Healthy and Hearty Beef Chili

This chili recipe is pretty simple to make and most of you already have the ingredients on-hand at home! The key ingredient is the beef that is used. Please see our notes below on this and also our challenge.

By Kimberly Roberto, co-author of the Maximized Living Nutrition Plans
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 lb grass fed beef or bison
  • 1 small organic onion
  • 1 can organic crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can organic kidney beans
  • 1-2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 chipolte peppers, chopped OPTIONAL


  1. Brown ground beef in a large pot over med-high heat, using a wooden spoon to break up the meat as it cooks.
  2. Drain off the fat and add the chopped onion. Continue cooking (and stirring) until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients (adjust spices to your liking) and bring to a slow boil.
  4. Reduce heat to warm, cover and let it simmer.