I love this chili! I did change some things. I bought Morningstar Recipe Crumbles to use instead of the 2lbs of ground beef (I'm a vegetarian) and it was delicious. I used two bags. Also, I left out the bay leaves and green pepper which I think improved the taste (personal opinion of course!) It's hard being a low-carb vegetarian so I'm crazy about this recipe. Thanks!
in the interest of being fair I'm giving this a med score, I haven't made it yet but for all those who are missing the beans in your low carb chili, you can go to a health food store near you and pick up some black soy beans, they are low carb and high in fiber. I will be trying out this recipe in a day or two and I will be adding some in mine, like you, its just not chili without the beans
I made this for my boyfriend (omitted the cinnamon), and I guess it's OK if you're on a strict low-carb diet, but it really seemed like meat sauce for pasta instead of chili. He didn't eat the leftovers. I wouldn't recommend it or make it again.
Really, really good! I did not add the mushrooms or green peppers. I used ground turkey and just a couple of dashes of cinnamon. Sorry, I did not serve this as low carb, I put rice on the bottom of the bowl and garnished it with cheese and green onions. This is my new chili recipe. PERFECT!
Wow! I tried it and I like it and so did my husband who is the real low carb dieter. He is diabetic. I used the extra lean ground sirloin,added 2ozs jalepeno's diced, 1/4 C. Merlot,omited the mushrooms and Yummy! It's all gone.....lol! It's a keeper and Thank You very much! We will enjoy it on a reg. basis.
Loved this, made me forget I was on low carb diet. Almost.
Yum I love it! I added a cup of lentils to make it more hearty and increase the protein. Didn't add mushrooms. Thanks!
pretty delicious. I added some steak and corn. not much more in the way of carbs.
I'll start by saying I'm no chili connoisseur, but I sure do love it. I found this recipe in a web search and decided to give it a try -- a nice break from a salad. I was a little reluctant after reading the list of ingredients because I've never made chili with the type of ingredients listed. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. As soon as I add the ingredients to the pot, the house filled with a wonderful aroma! Everyone was asking what I was making and saying how great it smelled. Such an easy recipe and the result is a terrific bowl of chili. It lacked nothing. It has a complex and robust flavor and is a perfect autumn recipe. I'm looking forward to my next bowl! Just a word of warning: I would consider this chili to be medium spiciness. Kids and those sensitive to spicy food may find it too spicy. I thought it was perfect, and I made it exactly as the recipe instructed. You can probably back off of the pepper flakes to take it down a notch if you worry it might be too spicy. Still, I'd try it just as the recipe states before making any modifications. It really is incredible. Thanks so much for sharing.
One quart of water watered it down too much for my taste. Instead I added 1 cup of Swanson's Vegetable Broth and 6 large home stewed beefsteak tomatoes. You could also substitute 2 @ 28 oz cans Red Gold crushed tomatoes. I like the bulk of the home stewed tomatoes. I also added an extra teaspoon of chili powder. The home stewed tomatoes only add 5g of carbs per tomato so it shouldn't bother anyone on a low carb diet. Even my wife liked the chili !!