Pegan 365 Smoky Four-Bean and Beef Chili

This chili recipe is the perfect dinner option on the Pegan 365 diet. Made with a variety of fiber-rich, flavorful veggies and lean grass-fed beef, this dish will keep you fuller longer.

2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups diced onions
2 cups diced carrots
2 cups diced zucchini
1 diced yellow pepper
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt (add more if desired)
freshly ground pepper
1 pound ground lean grass beef
1/4 tsp cayenne
2 tbsp dried oregano
2 14.5 oz can organic kidney beans, with the liquid
2 14.5 oz can organic black beans, with the liquid
1 14.5 oz can great northern beans, drained
1 14.5 oz can chickpeas, drained
1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1. In a large dutch oven heat the oil and cook the onions, carrots, zucchini, and pepper over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften - about 5-6 minutes. 

 

2. Stir in the tomato paste, salt, pepper, and ground beef and continue cooking about 5 minutes, stirring often.

 

3. Add the cayenne, oregano all the beans and tomatoes, stir well.

 

4. Lower the heat to a slow simmer and cook for about 45 minutes until the chili has thickened and the flavors have developed.

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