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diabetic-friendly chili recipe

Diabetic-Friendly Chili Recipe

A reduced carb diabetic-friendly chili recipe for healthy living.
Cook Time 2 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • 1 tbsp Canola Oil (15 ml)
  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground beef (0.7 Kg)
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes (796 ml)
  • 9 ounce can of sliced mushrooms -drained (266 ml)
  • 1 cup red kidney beans - rinsed (240 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (2.5 ml)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 3 tbsp chili powder (45 ml)
  • 3 tbsp Walden Farms maple walnut or Maple bacon syrup (45 ml)


  • In an enamelled cast iron dutch oven add oil and heat to medium / high heat.
  • Add the ground beef, crumbling it apart, with a wooden spoon.
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic and chopped green pepper, to the ground beef while browning. Stir continuously to prevent burning.
  • Once the meat is browned reduce the heat to low / medium before adding the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the chili powder and stir until the meat mixture is well coated.
  • Stir in drained mushrooms and the rinsed kidney beans.
  • Add the Walden Farms syrup and stir into the mixture.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, salt and pepper and mix well.
  • Bring the chili mixture to a full boil and allow to boil vigorously for 5 minutes, while stirring to prevent burning or sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow the chili to cool slightly. Keep the lid on the pan while cooling.
  • Before serving, bring the chili mixture to a full boil again for 5 minutes, stirring continuously.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer again for 15 minutes. Stir periodically to prevent sticking.
  • Allow to cool with the lid on the pan.
  • Repeat the boiling process 2 more times if time allows.
  • When not stirring, keep the lid on the pan.
  • Serve hot,
  • NOTE . If the Chili needs more liquid, add water or beef broth.
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