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One-Pot Basil Bison Chili

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 149
Protein 30g
Fat 2.5g
Carbs 6g
Total Time

Every now and then I have a craving for chili. Even though it is 100+F here in Texas, I can still go for a bowl of chili. And with football season finally here, I figured I’d start sharing some of my favorite tailgating recipes so that your party can be just as – or even more – exciting than the game itself!

Oh, and Hook’em horns!

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One-Pot Basil Bison Chili

Ingredients

Ingredients for at least 8 servings:

  • 2 lbs extra lean ground bison, I used NorthStar 100% Ground Bison (or your choice of protein or hearty, fibrous vegetable)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 chopped shallot
  • 3 vine tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 orange chili pepper (chopped, with seeds removed)**
  • 2/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • coconut oil spray
  •  Seasonings:
    • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
    • 1/8 cup chopped fresh sage
    • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne
    • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
    • sea salt & pepper to taste

(**) – denotes optional ingredient

Steps
  1. Spray a large, deep skillet with coconut oil and set on medium high heat.  When the pan is hot, toss in all of the ingredients except for the chicken broth, tomatoes and bison.  Stir with a wooden spatula and ensure that all sides of the veggies are seared.
  2. Then toss in the seasonings and stir quickly with a spatula to ensure the veggies are not burning.
  3. Toss in the bison and chop and cook until the bison is cooked and there are no visible pink areas.
  4. Add chopped tomatoes and chicken broth and stir.  Once the chili is thoroughly mixed, reduce heat to medium and cover and cook for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy immediately with your favorite complex carbohydrate or fresh, raw vegetables!

Approximate macros for 1 of 8 servings:

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Calories
149
Protein
30g
Fat
2.5g
Carbs
6g
Sodium
-
Fiber
1g
Sugar
2.75g
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.