I generally eat a very high protein diet, it helps to keep my metabolism raised and helps keep me leaner and healthier overall. Unfortunately foods high in protein tend to cost more than grain and wheat based foods. So when finances get tough you have to be a little creative to ensure you can maintain your high protein diet while still keeping your budget in mind.
Last night I came up with an amazing protein rich chili that has protein from numerous sources, pork, beef and beans. The pork adds a little bit of unneeded fat, but hey, its cheap and it tastes good!
- 800g Extra lean ground beef
- 200g Ground Italian Sausage
- 1 Can stewed Tomatoes
- 2 small cans Garlic Tomato Paste
- 1 cup Salsa
- 1 can traditional pork and beans
- 1 can maple bakes beans with brown sugar
- 1 can drained and rinsed kidney beans
- 1 can drained and rinsed black beans
- 1 can corn nibblets
- 4 cloves crushed garlic
- 4 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons Montreal steak seasoning
The first thing you are going to want to do, is turn your crockpot on low and place the meat inside the cooker. Break the meat up until it is in small enough chunks that you would normally see in chili.
Once the meat is broken down into small pieces add the rest of the ingredients and set your crock pot or slow cooker to the lowest temperature and make sure the timer is set for eight hours.
Every 2-3 hours, quickly remove the lid from your crock pot and carefully stir the ingredients making sure to really mix it well.
After eight hours, serve your chili with rice, potatoes or french fries; this should easily make ten servings.
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