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Lean Grass-fed Beef Chili Recipe

Updated on March 8, 2013

Recipe Rating

5 stars from 2 ratings of Lean Grass-fed Beef Chili

Hearty beef chili made with grass fed beef and organic ingredients. It will fill you up without filling you out! Easy to make and great on a cold, winter day. Easily adaptable to your tastes. Add any veggie you like. The more, the merrier!

(This recipe was adapted from the one found on

Grass fed beef is higher in omega 3s than conventional beef. It is also higher in vitamins E, C, and beta-carotene. This is due to the animal eating what it was biologically created to eat. Make sure that you find beef that is truly grass-fed, and not grain-finished, which means that the animal was fed grass until the last few months of life in which they are fed grains and other fattening and inflammatory foods. This is not good for you or the animal. Ask questions. Get to know your grocers and farmers. Your health is worth it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 4-6


  • 1-1.5 lbs Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 organic green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can organic kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. oregano
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, separated
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • shredded cheddar cheese, if desired
  • 1 cup mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  1. Chop onion, pepper, mushrooms, and mince garlic.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a pot over medium heat. Once melted, add garlic and onion to pot. Stir until onions are translucent.
  3. Add peppers and mushroom and stir.
  4. In a separate pan, add the other tablespoon of coconut oil. When melted, add ground beef/bison. Use a wooden spoon to break up meat into bite-sized pieces.
  5. As peppers and mushrooms soften, add crushed tomatoes and kidney beans. Stir in spices.
  6. When meat is no longer pink. Drain off the fat, and then add meat to pot with the vegetables.
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Top with shredded cheese, if desired.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1.5 cups
Calories 389
Calories from Fat207
% Daily Value *
Fat 23 g35%
Carbohydrates 7 g2%
Sugar 4 g
Protein 23 g46%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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    • Kathryn Stratford profile image


      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This looks really good! I love chili.

    • cdemp11 profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from GA, USA

      Thanks, Bdegiulio! I hope you like it!

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      Bill De Giulio 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Sounds great. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing with us.


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