Gluten Free Bacon and Beef Chili
This past week when we woke up, there was a thick layer of fresh white snow over the world. This winter has been unseasonably warm for us and we had been getting used to the milder temperatures. So with a fresh layer of snow on the ground and the temperature dropping, we felt that a nice big bowl of Gluten Free Bacon and Beef Chili was in order. We created this recipe out of everything we had on hand and threw it into a big pot, so we could enjoy it all week long. The ingredient list looks long but the majority of the ingredients are vegetables and sseasonings. You can always omit some ingredients or add in others depending on what you have on hand and your preferences. We hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Bacon and Beef Chili as much as we do. So let’s get started!
There you have it! It really quite simple when you get down to it. Like I said there are a lot of ingredients but majority are vegetables and seasonings. We used many vegetables to make the chili healthy. The seasonings give it that chili flavour. We did not use much chili powder because I am not a huge fan of spice. However if like spice you can always add a bit more chili powder and black pepper. If you’re cooking for a larger group of people and have a mixed opinion on spice. Split the batch into two pots just before step 5. This way you can season one pot mild and the other more spicy.
You can add different beans if you don’t like the ones we have used, or want more. The beans truly make this a hearty chili and help to keep you fuller for a long time. The base of this chili is also great if you want to make it vegetarian or vegan. Just don’t add any of the meat in and use a little bit of vegetable oil when you put your onions in. Since you won’t have the left over fat from cooking the meat and don’t want your onions to burn.
If you’re making this for only one or two people and want leftovers. Either store the entire pot or split the chili into glass containers to store in the fridge for up to a week. If you want to store the chili for longer, freeze in portions in plastic ziplock bags or plastic containers in the freezer. To thaw, microwave for a few minutes, or submerged in a bowl of warm to hot water.
We paired out chili with gluten free garlic bread. The bread that we used was Promise Gluten Free 3 Seeded Wholegrain Sandwich Rolls. We made homemade garlic butter spread and put it on the gluten free bread, then toasted the sandwich rolls in the oven for a few minutes. We also topped the chili with sour cream and green onion. I love sour cream and put just enough to get a little bit in every bite!
We hope you enjoy this Gluten Free Bacon and Beef Chili. It a great twist on classic chili and the best part about it, other than the bacon. Is that it is of course Gluten Free. No more questioning and worrying if the chili you’re eating contains even the smallest trace of gluten. When you make it at home you’re in control of everything that you add to the pot!
Let us know if you try out this recipe and your thoughts in the comments below! If you’re looking for other dinner ideas check out our Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes and Kale!
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From our kitchen to yours,
Karlee and Matthew