With the weather making it’s change into winter most of us tend to lean towards warm comforting foods. I love when recipes are naturally gluten free and chili con carne is one of them.
Reasons to love chili:
- Chili is hearty and delicious
- Chili is an easy way to sneak beans into your diet
- Chili is high in IRON
Did you know? Up to 1/3 of people have iron deficiency anemia upon diagnosis of celiac disease?
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the common “presenting clinical features” or symptoms doctor’s notice that leads to a diagnosis of celiac disease.
Therefore foods high in iron are important to add into your diet. Chili is a great recipe for anemic people because it combines red meat and beans with tomato sauce. Tomatoes are a source of vitamin C which boost absorption of iron in the intestine.
Super Easy Chili
1 pound of lean ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 can of kidney beans, rinsed
1 can of tomato sauce
1 small can of tomato paste
1 can of beans in tomato sauce (read ingredients)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
Salt and pepper to taste
Splash of red wine, optional but delicious!
In a large skillet or dutch oven on medium heat brown the ground beef, onion and garlic until no longer pink. Drain if necessary.
Add in remaining ingredients, stir well and reduce heat to low. Simmer for at least 30 minutes, preferably longer if time allows.