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  • Nicole Brooker, MS, CNS

Basic and Easy Chili

Updated: Nov 5, 2023

Source: Maximized Living Nutrition Plans

Serves: 5-7 ( 1 ½ cup servings)

Prep/Cook time: 25 minutes


2 lb. ground beef (grass fed and finished)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 ½ cups onion, chopped

4 stalks celery, chopped

2 cups green bell pepper (red, yellow or orange peppers can also be used)

1 tbsp minced garlic

2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed

28oz can crushed tomatoes

2 tbsp oregano

2 tbsp chili powder

2 tbsp ground cumin

1-2 tbsp salt


  1. In a medium sauce pan, cook ground beef.

  2. While beef is cooking, chop onions, celery and green bell peppers.

  3. Heat coconut oil in a large pot. Add onions, celery and green bell peppers.

  4. Add garlic and cook until vegetables are slightly tender

  5. Add black beans (drained and rinsed) and crushed tomatoes.

  6. Mix in seasonings.

  7. Drain ground beef and add to tomato mixture. Serve when ready.


Simmering for about 1 hour will enhance flavor. This recipe can also be made in the crockpot.

Basic Chili
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Nutritional Value per 1 ½ cup servings

578 Calories 25.2g Fat 46.8g Total carbs 16g Fiber 30.8g Net carbs 43.7g Protein

About the Contributor: Nicole Brooker, CNS earned her Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College in August 2018. Nicole is passionate about nutrition education, GI health, and disease prevention. She is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia International University where she developed and wrote the curriculum for a Health and Nutrition Minor.


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