This chili was a great addition to the party spread.  There were many complements on it, and I loved having this super-easy-to-prepare dish that filled people up!  Let’s face it, good grass fed meat is expensive.   Lessen the cost by throwing in beans for protein and using less meat.

Healing Cuisine Chili
Serves 6  (Multiplied by 8 for the party.  *TIP* Use a super large ceramic crock pot or electric roaster and simmer for 6-8 hours.)

1 1/2 lbs organic grass fed ground beef or turkey
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 c onion, chopped
1/2 c celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1/2 c green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 c red bell pepper, chopped
16 oz black beans, rinsed (I also use kidney beans sometimes)
16 oz organic crushed tomatoes (from a glass jar is best)
16 oz organic salsa (you pick your heat preference, I use Medium)
1 Tbsp Bragg apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp chili powder (more/less to taste)
1 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp dried oregano
1 Tbsp dried basil
1 tsp cayenne pepper (to taste)
1 tsp sea salt
A few cracks of black pepper

1.)  Heat large skillet over Medium heat.  Add ground meat and heat until cooked thru (no pink), stirring often to break up large chunks.  Drain meat and transfer to large sauce pan and set aside (no heat for now).

2.)  In same skillet, heat coconut oil over Medium heat.  Add veggies and saute until translucent and aromatic.  Transfer to large sauce pan with the meat and heat over Medium-High heat.

3.)  Add beans, salsa, cider vinegar and spices to pot, stir well to combine.  Bring to a boil then reduce heat to Low. Simmer for 1-2 hours, stirring occasionally.   Serve with a spoonful of organic plain Greek yogurt or Fage (optional).

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Written by Elise Schwartz
Elise Schwartz

Elise has been living a sugar-free natural lifestyle since 2008, after discovering her PCOS, infertility, and inability to lose weight were caused by toxicity in her food and daily life. She became a certified nutrition and body detox coach, and provides consultations to clients across the world. By living the principles she teaches, Elise proudly welcomed her son, Austin, into the world in 2011. She and her husband, Dr. Dave, own and operate a natural health clinic, Triad Health Center, in Greensboro, NC.


  1. I notice there are no tomatoes or tomato sauce in the chili

  2. Thank you Roger!! I fixed it. :) I must have been typing too fast! Appreciate the catch!

  3. This looks good. I’m always on the hunt for a decent chili recipe and to find one that is healing as well is a bonus!

  4. The chili was delicious — hearty and filling. I used a fraction of the cayenne and it was still pretty spicy (for us) so next time I will likely omit it altogether. Thanks for another great recipe.

  5. Thank you for the very clear and easy recipe for an Advanced Plan chili. I am excited to serve this at our small group tonight, they don’t even have to know it’s GOOD for them. LOL

  6. Ain’t that the truth, Loreleinsc! :)

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