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As the Weather Cools, Mix it Up with Beet Chili!

September 19, 2017

As the Weather Cools, Mix it Up with Beet Chili!

Recipe Modified for VitaClay from VegAnnie (VegAnnie.com)

Soups, Stews and Chilis are suitable for all VitaClay Models! Image Courtesy of Tessascotolson

Fall is almost here, and with it the cool, crisp nights, bright, colorful leaves, and warm, satisfying dinners. Chili is a big favorite in my house, and I generally do a couple big batches a month when it’s cold, but the same recipe can start getting old after a while.

Beets are a great hormone-balancing food that nourish and bring healing to our bodies. It’s important for us to eat whole, organic foods cooked at home whenever possible, especially as cold & flu season approaches. We want our immune systems in tip-top shape for the winter!

This beet chili really is good, and I am adding it into my monthly meal rotation. I like to customize it a bit with sausage or ground meat as well, to make it into a full meal! Try it and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:

  • ​3 beets*, peeled and chopped
  • 1 onion*, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots*, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic*, minced
  • 1.5 T Chili Powder
  • 1/2 T Paprika
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 2 diced tomatoes*
  • 1 lb cooked kidney beans*, drained
  • 6 cups broth or water
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • *Use organic ingredients whenever possible, especially root veggies, because they soak up toxins in the soil like a sponge.

    Optional garnishes: sour cream, fresh herbs

    Directions:

    1. Add all main ingredients to the VitaClay pot  
    2. Cook on “stew” or “fast” for about 1 hour, or until beets are tender
    3. Top with optional garnishes before serving, if desired.

    Makes about 10 servings.


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