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The Perfect Winter Chili With Kale

Hands down, this is the best chili recipe you will ever make. Easy to prepare and a crowd pleaser. Enjoy!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 25 mins
Servings 8


  • 2 Tbs Coconut oil
  • 2 Pounds Sirloin steaks cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 Pound Grass fed ground beef
  • 12 Ounces Chorizo sausage casing removed, or tofu chorizo
  • 1 Large Yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • 1 Bunch Kale stemmed and chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Chili powder
  • 1 Tbs Garlic salt
  • 2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1 Tsp Dried basil
  • 4 Pounds Tomatoes chopped or (2-14 ounce cans peeled whole tomatoes, undrained)
  • 2- 14 Ounce Beef broth or vegetable broth
  • 1 Cup Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 3 Bay leaves
  • 2 Jalapeño peppers stems removed and slit lengthwise
  • 1 Tbs Yellow cornmeal
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 1 Cup Cheddar cheese grated, to garnish, optional
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream or plain yogurt, to garnish


  • Gather your ingredients together.
  • Chop the onion.
  • Place the oil in a large heavy pot over medium high heat.
  • Brown the sirloin in batches. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Add the ground beef, chorizo, and onions to the pot and brown, breaking up the ground beef.
  • Return the sirloin to the pot.
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients, except for the garnishes.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat, and simmer for 2 hours.
  • Before serving discard cinnamon stick, bay leaves.
  • Serve with grated cheese and sour cream.


Substitute beans for the meat and Tofu chorizo for the pork chorizo for vegan/vegetarian recipe, 2-15 ounce cans organic kidney beans, and 2-15 ounce cans white beans.