Super Easy Chili Recipe

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Yields: approximately 8 servings
Calories: 496
MACROS: 42 g carbs   |   18 g fat   |   47 g protein


1 tbsp olive oil
2 bell peppers
1 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 28 oz cans of low sodium diced tomatoes
1 19 oz can of no salt added kidney beans
1 19 oz can of no salt added black beans
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 lbs ground chicken or turkey
2 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chili powder
salt and pepper
fresh mozzarella to top

  1. chop up peppers, garlic and the onion
  2. sautee the garlic and onion for 2-3 minutes
  3. add in both packs of ground meat and cook until the meat isn’t pink anymore
  4. add in the cut up peppers and cook covered for 3 minutes
  5. add in tomato paste, dice tomatoes, chili power and cumin and mix together
  6. put beans in a colander or sieve and wash until water runs clear (this helps to remove salt)
  7. add beans into pot with about 1/4 to 1/2 cup water
  8. simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes
  9. serve with shredded mozzarella cheese


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    I wish I had a simple measurement like 1/2 c but…what I do is I have my containers, because it’s 5 servings..and I weigh each serving until it is divided equally. It takes more time but it makes it exact.

  3. Hi Nikki.

    I want to first and foremost thank you for this website!!!! I have been trying to figure out my macros forever and I have not been able to find a website to explain it step by step like you did! So I have my macros figured out! Yippee. I have 2 questions… When you are cooking with olive oil and are making a lot of food how do you divide that oil into your daily macros? For instance I made zucchini noodles with 3 zucchinis and used 2 tablespoons of olive oil. I got 3 cups of noodles which I divided into 3 days. Would you just do 2 tablespoons by how many days you divided that food into? Second question… For recipe above how do you know how many servings it makes? Im confused at when ypu make something like this how ypu figure out exactly how much of each ingtedient you are eating when its mixed all together? I hope these arent stuid questions…. Thank you again. Tracy

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    Hey Tracy!I’m so glad you found some thing helpful! When I prep I weigh everything so…for example..when I make zucchini noodles I weight every batch. So last time I made them I entered the the weight of each meal into a recipe. So every group of noodles weighed 240 grams. Then I add in the shrimp, pesto, tomatoes, etc. I don’t actually use oil for them when I cook them because the pesto has a lot of oil. However, when I make crockpot chicken for example I enter my recipe on My fitness pal for the entire recipe..and enter the number of servings I’d like to make..I actually do this recipe part before I cook in case the carbs are too high or protein is too low..then I can purchase more meat or vegetable accordingly and change the recipe to fit my macros. So I only actually cook the crockpot chicken or whatever I want to make unitl I know my recipe will hit my macros. If I want it to hit 10 servings I play with it until the per serving size fits perfectly or close to. This also means when I cook chili with oil..and it makes 10 servings…I get out 10 containers and weigh every container so they weigh exactly the same thing. Then I know that I know as accurately as possible how much oil/fat/etc is in each meal. Hope that makes sense…it’s a lot easier to explain in person versus typing…let me know if you don’t get my explanation haha

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