Yet Another Chili Recipe

Wait. Am I really blogging two days in a row? Wow!

The kitty’s surprised, but not as much as she will be once she sees she’s being stalked by a sheep!


Sneaky Sheep

Anyway, here’s another chili recipe – and since we love chili so much, it probably won’t be the last. This time I decided to go lighter on the tomato base and play up the beef aspect more. Again, I’ve said this many times, but I don’t really measure for these types of dishes so everything below is a rough estimate and it’s meant to be a base from which to jump off of and make your own creation. And it’s FODMAP friendly -  no onion and garlic-infused olive oil instead of pieces of garlic.

Beef Chili with Beans


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cans of beans (I used borlotti)
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • dash of hot sauce
  • dash of whiskey (this time I used Bushmills Irish Whiskey)
  • 2-4 cups of beef broth
  • salt/pepper to taste

Cooking away


  • heat the olive oil and add the celery, sauté for a couple minutes, stirring frequently
  • add beef and season with salt and pepper and cook through
  • add beans and tomatoes
  • add all seasonings (herbs, spices, and sauces) and stir
  • add broth and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover and let simmer for 30-60 minutes
  • server over boiled rice

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Sorry, these photos aren’t great cause I used my phone and the camera on it has seen better days! 

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2 Responses to Yet Another Chili Recipe

  1. Yummmmm! I’ve never got chili exactly right, I can definitely take some tips from you :D

    • amy says:

      Haha – definitely try this one! We both agreed this one was AWESOME and one of the best I’ve made so far.