|Courtesy of: What I Wore|
This forced us to get a little creative when it came to Superbowl food planning. It's pretty hard to sit back and watch everyone devour nachos and cookies while you sit and eat a healthy salad. From my experience - it can't be done. Trust me. So I scoured the blog community to find some delicious game-time snacks that were not only Whole30 compliant - but satisfied the tastebuds of everyone around.
The chili recipes I have to share with you all will knock your socks off. Give this to anyone, and I guarantee that they would never know they were eating a "clean" dish. My husband, Jake, is a non-Paleo person, and ate bowl after bowl. Yup, it was THAT good!
|Jake, Maddie, and Puppy Guppy watching the game.|
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So I gave it a shot. I did make a few substations to Melissa's Chocolate Chili recipe, like substituting half of the beef for pork. I also browned the meat using duck fat in place of the coconut oil. Animal fat is encouraged during the Whole30 and duck fat is definitely the bomb.com.
*Adapted from the Clothes Make the Girl
- 2 tablespoons rendered duck fat
- 2 medium onions, diced (about 2 cups)
- 4 cloves garlic, minced (about 4 teaspoons)
- 1 pound ground beef (organic grassfed is best)
- 1 pound ground pork (again local free range pork makes all the difference)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 1 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted, chopped tomatoes
- 1 can (14.5 ounces) beef broth
- 1 cup water
In a small bowl, crush the oregano between your palms to release its flavor, then add the chili powder, cumin, cocoa, allspice, and salt. Combine with a fork, then add to the pot, stirring like you mean it. Add tomato paste and stir until combined, about 2 minutes.
Add the tomatoes with their juice, beef broth, and water to the pot. Stir well. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat so the chili enjoys a gentle simmer. Simmer uncovered for at least two hours. Do not skimp on the simmer! Serve in deep bowls with big spoons.
Create a delicious Monday everyone!
Thanks Heather for a whole-30ified edition of Make it Mondays! I am just finishing up the final touches to CreativelyLu.com and very excited to have Heather as a weekly contributor for the new site! Below is your daily dose of inspiration, inspired by Heather's little chef-in-training, Maddie!
|Heather's daughter Maddie "cooking" in her kitchen like mom.|
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