Carb Smart Chipotle Beef Chili
with Poblano Peppers and Cheddar Cheese
This nourishing low-carb chili swaps beans with lots of wholesome veggies! Spicy chipotle and melty cheddar cheese amp up the deliciousness.
Smart meals are based on a per serving calculation of the recipe's kilocalorie and carbohydrate amount
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Sweet Bell Pepper
Cheddar Cheese, shredded
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, wash and dry all produce. Heat Guide for Step 3: 1/8 tsp mild, 1/4 tsp medium, 1/2 tsp spicy and 1 tsp extra-spicy! Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/4-inch pieces (whole onion for 4 ppl).Core, then cut bell pepper and poblano into 1/2-inch pieces. (TIP: We suggest using gloves when prepping poblanos!) Roughly chop cilantro.
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then bell peppers and poblanos. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, 5-6 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat. Transfer veggies to a plate.
Reheat the same pot over medium. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp oil (dbl for 4 ppl), then beef and onions. Cook, breaking up beef into smaller pieces, until no pink remains, 4-5 min.** Carefully drain and discard excess fat. Add garlic puree, Mexican Seasoning and 1/4 tsp chipotle powder. (NOTE: Reference heat guide.) Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper.
Add crushed tomatoes and 1/2 cup water (dbl for 4 ppl) to the pot with beef. Stir to combine, then bring to a boil over high. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until chili thickens slightly, 10-12 min. (TIP: If you have time, keep it simmering on the stove for longer. It gets better the longer it cooks!)
When chili is done, add veggies. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring often, until warmed through, 2-3 min. Divide chili between bowls. Dollop sour cream over top, then sprinkle with cilantro and cheese.