Healthy Recipe of the Week
Are you craving a warm winter staple meal?
Do you need a reason to try the new crockpot your in-laws bought you last Christmas?
Did you opt out of a warm bowl of chili during last weekend’s Super Bowl?
Tamarind Beef Chili
Try wellness expert, author, and Peloton instructor, Emma Lovewell‘s chili recipe. It is lighter, healthier, and includes a unique twist: Tamarind!
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 large White Onion (chopped)
- 4 Garlic Cloves (chopped)
- 1 tablespoons Chili Powder
- 1 tablespoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 2 tablespoons Tamarind Paste/Syrup
- 2 pounds Ground Beef (>90% lean, “90/10”)
- (1) 28-ounce can Crushed Tomatoes
- 2 cups Low-Sodium Broth
- 1/2 cup Beer
- 1 1/2 cups Cooked Beans (*16-ounce can or dried)
- Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat and add onions and garlic (about 5 minutes, or until onions start to become translucent).
Add spices and herbs. Mix in tamarind paste/syrup.
Add ground beef and sauté until most the meat releases its moisture (about 10 minutes). Season with salt and black pepper.
Mix in the. tomatoes, broth, and beer. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 1 hour to allow the flavors to meld.
Aim for a desired consistency that is slightly watery. *When you add the beans, their starch will thicken the chili. Cook with the beans until just heated (about 5 minutes).
Season with salt and black pepper and top with any favorite garnishes. Emma recommends sour cream, lime (for an extra citrusy flavor), fresh red onion, and scallions. Enjoy!
Yields: 8 – 10 servings
Cook Time: 2 hours
Lovewell, E. (2023, February 10). Tamarind beef chili. Live Learn Lovewell. https://www.livelearnlovewell.com/recipe/tamarind-beef-chili/