If this isn't the perfect time of year to bust out a good chili recipe then I don't know when is. Snow and ice are everywhere, the temperatures are frigid, and driving around town has been an absolute nightmare. We might as well enjoy a nice hot bowl of chili!
While I am all for getting fancy and creative with chili recipes, I think it's nice to have a good old reliable recipe that stands the test of the time. Something that is a bit spicy, but not melt your face spicy, has a good amount of veggies, minimal beans to keep the carb count low, and lots of protein.
Here is my go to recipe!
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Before I get into the ingredients and preparation of all this, I have to give credit to where this recipe originated.
I first found this recipe from Dave Ruel. Dave is known as the "Muscle Cook" and is the auther of Anabolic Cooking And Metabolic Cooking. Both of those are fantastic resources.
I've changed and tweaked this recipe quite a bit over the years, but I wouldn't feel right if I didn't at least link to the original. So here is the source: https://www.bodybuilding.com/recipes/firehouse-chili
Thanks for the inspiration Dave!
Here is a quick list of everything you will need and some tweaks you can easily make to fit your personal taste.
Here are a few ideas you can make to tweak this to your liking.
There are a lot of options here, but there is nothing wrong with leaving it how it is. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the outcome.
Let's get into the preparation!
A lot of times I just eat this as is, but sometimes I do like to add a few toppings to it. Here are some options. As long as you keep your portions in check, these are fairly healthy options.
Again, just keep your portion size in check and don't completely ruin this as a healthy option. My go to is a little dollop of sour cream and a serving of shredded cheese. I highly suggest that!
Give this recipe and shot and let me know how it turns out. If you have any tweaks or other suggestions, please feel free to let me know!
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