3 Bean Chili Con Carne with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

Ottawa Athletic Club Recipe of the Week

December 5th, 2018

Nothing beats a hot bowl of Chili in the winter. With delicious, nutritious and detoxifying foods all blended in one, it’s the perfect food to warm the body and the soul.

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Prep Time: 10 Mins       Total Time: 1 hour


  • 2 medium red onions finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic finely chopped or through a garlic press
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 3 medium carrots chopped into half-inch cubes
  • 4 sticks organic celery chopped into half-inch cubes
  • 2 organic bell peppers chopped into half-inch cubes
  • 3 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil for the pan
  • 1/2 chipotle powder or 1 tsp chili powder (add another tsp if you like it spicy)
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cans BPA free Black beans
  • 2 28oz organic canned fire roasted tomatoes and can liquid
  • 2 cups broth or water
  • 1kg ground grass-fed beef
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 Limes to squeeze on top of chili once cooked
  • Sea salt to taste


  1. Heat large saucepan at medium heat and then add olive oil. Once oil is slightly heated (about a minute), add the garlic to the pan and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the onion next and sauté for another 2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, cumin, and black pepper while the garlic and onions are sautéing for 2 minutes and enjoy the aroma. Add more olive oil if needed as the dried spices might dry up the mixture.
  3. Mix in the grass-fed ground beef evenly. Once the meat is looking medium rare, toss in the peppers, carrots, celery, and fire roasted tomatoes and gently stir for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beans, followed by the bay leaves, and finally the broth or water.
  5. Bring to a boil then lower heat to simmer for an hour. Add sea salt to taste, fresh chopped cilantro and squeeze lime over for some vitamin C rich zest!

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