Momma’s Homemade Chili

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If you are following a specific diet program, this chili is tailored specifically to your needs. I left out the legumes just for you, added the lean burger, extra veggies, but if your following the Paleo or Whole30 recipe just take the cheese topper off and this is for you too!

This chili is a great meal to add the ingredients to your shopping list for the week because it is a quick meal done in a soup pot or a low maintenance meal tossed in the crock pot. I meal plan a week at a time, so I buy just what I need for those meals. This planning saves me time and money. I browse less in the grocery stores, which means I snag less things randomly off the shelf.

This chili recipe is delicious leftover so, it is a convenient meal to pack up in your containers and take to work with you for several days.

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What you need….

  • 16 ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 2/ 8 ounce cans of tomato paste
  • Chili seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Minced Garlic
  • Green peppers
  • Green onions
  • Mild banana peppers
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil


In a big soup pot, dice and add green peppers and banana peppers to sauté and drizzle with olive oil. Sauté for 3 minutes.

In the soup pot, add the 24 ounce can of tomato sauce, 2- 6 ounce cans of tomato paste and the below seasonings:

  • 4 Tbsp of minced garlic or 4 cloves
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil

If your chili is a little thick- add some water to thin it out. Cook on low heat.

In a separate stove top pan, add 1 lb of lean hamburger and turn till fully cooked.

Add the hamburger into soup pot. Cook on low heat until it comes to a boil.

Let simmer then serve.

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