Very Meaty Paleo Chili
1.5 lb. lean ground beef (90%)
1.5 lb. lean stew meat
1 medium onion, diced
1 large can crushed tomatoes
1 can ro-tel (or other tomatoes with jalapeños)
1 can salsa verde (I used Herdez brand)
2 c. beef stock
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 tsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. ground cumin
4-5 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder.
Heat the oil in a large pot. Add the stew meat a bit at a time to brown the outside. Don't worry about cooking it through, as you'll add it back in. Remove the stew meat, then add the onion and cook until translucent. Then, add the beef stock, bring to a boil and reduce by half. Add the ground beef, return the stew meat to the pot, and add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer a few hours.
Adam added some beans to his chili, and I gotta say, I really did miss them in this dish. He said it was great though! My bowl had no beans.
Tonight, I opted for a more veggie-friendly meal with a bit of chicken stir fried with spinach, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, sriracha, and a bit of teriyaki sauce. I also roasted some brussels sprouts and red pepper strips. Ok, so that wasn't really a recipe, but I'm going to call it one for now!
Last but not least, something I think you'll ALL be interested in: cheap and gorgeous kitchen gadgets! For this week and this week only (until 3/9) I'm offering this beautiful oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper set from my OpenSky shop for 50% off!
See, the two carafes are for oil and vinegar (the larger for vinegar, I'd say) and the carved wooden base doubles as a pinch bowl for cracked pepper and salt, perfect for dressing a salad in style. Just visit this special sale link or click on the picture of the oil and vinegar set above, and enter your email address, and you'll be emailed the coupon good for use in my OpenSky shop. Feel free to check out the other great stuff I have there as well, including the multi-tasking EnviTote.
Have a wonderful Wednesday, I'm off to watch Biggest Loser and eat some dark chocolate. Oh the irony...