Ultimate Chili Recipe

The Ultimate Chili Recipe




Yield 10 servings

Don't let all of these ingredients stop you from enjoying this recipe, because hands down it's the best chili I've ever made. Each ingredient is perfect in this dish, and I know you'll love this gluten and dairy free version!


Chili Ingredients

Chili Toppings (optional):


  1. Begin by first prepping your veggies by chopping the onions, peppers, mincing the garlic, and then draining and rinsing your black beans and kidney beans. Then heat a large pot over medium-high heat and add the ground beef and turkey to it. Break up the meat into small pieces and then let it cook for 10-12 minutes or until the meat is cooked through and just starts to brown. I knew the meat was finished, because the liquid had been absorbed.

  2. Then remove the finished meat from the pot with a slotted spoon. Reduce the heat to medium-low and then add the (vegan) butter to the pan. Once the butter is melted, then add the onions and peppers and cook for 6-8 minutes or until the veggies have softened.


  3. Add the garlic to the pan and then reduce the heat to low and cook for about a minute or until you can smell the garlic. Then add the meat back to the pot along with the spices including the chili powder, cumin, paprika, and salt. Stir and cook for another minute or so.


  4. Then add the remaining ingredients including the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, Sriracha, molasses, coconut sugar, tomato paste, tamari, black beans, and kidney beans. Finally stir the chili together and then place a lid on it and allow it to simmer for 45-60 minutes.


  5. Serve right away, top with your favorite toppings (like shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, tortilla chips, avocado, etc.), and then enjoy!!


Quick Tip: I usually try to make a recipe mine, but this one was so incredibly good as it was. I did add an extra tablespoon of Sriracha and threw in a chopped jalapeño for some additional heat, and it was delicious!

Courses Dinner

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/10 of Chili

Amount Per Serving

Calories 337

% Daily Value

Total Fat 9 g


Saturated Fat 3 g


Unsaturated Fat 2 g

Cholesterol 52 mg


Sodium 1240 mg


Total Carbohydrates 39 g


Dietary Fiber 9 g


Sugars 16 g

Protein 27 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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