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GAPS Chili

Chili is one of my favorite soups. Being on the GAPS diet, there are a lot of beans that are not allowed. I switched up my favorite chili recipe a bit, to make it GAPS acceptable. 

Serves 20


3 pounds of grass-fed ground beef

1 46 ounce can of tomato juice 

1 29 ounce can of plum tomatoes 

1 15 ounce can of tomato puree 

2 29 ounce cans of tomato sauce

29 ounce cans of organic navy beans 

cups of chopped onion

1/2 cup of chopped green bell pepper

1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

teaspoon of honey

teaspoon of organic dried oregano 

teaspoon of black pepper

teaspoon of sea salt 

3 teaspoons of cumin

1/2 cup of chili powder

The ground beef I used. Usually we order our grass-fed ground beef from a farm, but we ran out and this is the cheapest grass-fed ground beef that they carry in stores. If you are buying grass-fed beef from a store, Target sells it the cheapest. 

Here is the ThousandHills website if you would like more info:

Place ground beef in a large saucepan and cook until beef is evenly brown. Drain the beef, and then transfer to a large pot. Add in all additional ingredients and simmer for 1-1/2 hours.

I know those seem like a lot of ingredients, but once you put it all in the pot, its real simple. It feeds a ton of people too! It’s a great meal to make in the beginning of the week, and then you still have enough for leftovers. 



This entry was published on July 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM and is filed under GAPS, Nutrition/Eat This Not That, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “GAPS Chili

  1. I LOVE making chili. I don’t know what GAPS is, but we usually use kidney beans. I use pretty much all the same ingredients, except I usually don’t add green pepper, and I’ve never heard of putting honey in chili before! My mom always added a tablespoon or so of cocoa powder to her chili, so I do too. It doesn’t make it taste chocolatey, but it adds a richness and helps mellow the heat a little. As soon as the weather cools down a little I’m going to have to make chili again! 🙂

    • Thanks for sharing your chili recipe!
      GAPS stands for Gut And Psychology Syndrome. It’s a diet for those who have any digestive issues.
      White beans are only allowed on the diet, and sugar isn’t allowed, so I had to use honey. It does exactly what sugar would do in acidic dishes.

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