Monday, February 27, 2012

Grass Fed Beef Chili - Quick Dinner

I try to eat the highest quality lean protein meats whenever possible.  And a person can only eat so much chicken!

Thankfully, there is Organic, 100% grass fed beef available at farmers markets and chain stores including Sprouts and Whole Foods.

This healthy dinner took just over 30 minutes to prepare.  Great weeknight option. 

Chili -
1 pound organic, grass fed ground beef
1 can organic pinto beans
1 cup tomato cream sauce (or pasta sauce)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 can organic tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon garam masala
(all seasoning just estimates, I just eyeball it)

Saute onion and garlic, add ground beef, cook until no longer pink (10 min).  Strain excess fat, return to pan, ass tomato and beans.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes.

Lentils -
1 cup red or green lentils
2 cups water or organic chicken stock
1 bay leaf
2 whole cloves
Garlic salt
Cayenne Pepper
Garam Masala

Rinse lentils in strainer three times.  Add to sauce pan with water/stock.  Bring to boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes until done.  

Kale Salad -
Whatever you have on hand, it's salad!  Kale goes well with apples and walnuts.   Make a simple balsamic vinaigrette to dress it. 

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