Chili is one of those dishes I haven't been able to perfect. The standard meat, beans, onions, spices, and tomatoes weren't cutting it for me. I have had to make chili for various occasions, and every one of those occasions I have apologized in advance for producing a subpar dish. I just can't get chili right. That is until I found this perfect recipe for chili! It is loaded with veggies and packed full of flavor! I have finally found the perfect chili recipe! We all love it, including the kids. Another great thing about it is that it is a Paleo recipe. Meaning you don't have to feel guilty (or bloated!) if you just have to have another bowl!
2 lbs ground turkey, beef, or deer
1 onion chopped
1 cup baby carrots chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1/2 stalk celery chopped
1 large can (28 oz) crushed tomatoes
1/2 to 1 cup water
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Salt and Pepper
Put meat and vegetables in large pot to cook together until meat is well browned and vegetables are to a desired consistency. Add the minced garlic and cook an additional 1 or 2 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes and water. Finnish you chili with your favorite chili spices. I usually begin with about 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1/2 tablespoons cumin, about 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and onion powder, salt and pepper to taste. Add more or less spices to your specific taste!