June’s Chili Con Grass-Fed Carne Recipe

June’s Chili Con Grass-Fed Carne Recipe

  • Makes: 8 Servings
  • Ready In: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins

When it starts to get chilly outside, a bowl of warm chili is so welcome. Choosegrass-fed beef from your local rancher.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 246
  • Fat: 11g
  • Protein: 20g
  • Sodium: 716mg
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 3g


  1. 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 pound ground beef
    1 teaspoon or more sea salt
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 tablespoon chili powder
    1 dried chipotle chili
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies
    1 15-ounce can kidney beans
    1 8-ounce can tomato sauce


    1. Melt the butter in a large heavy pot. Sauté the onion and garlic in the fat until onion is translucent.
    2. Add the meat, break into chunks and sauté until the meat is browned.
    3. Add salt, spices and sugar and stir. Then add tomatoes, beans and tomato sauce.
    4. Cover and simmer about 1 hour or longer. The longer it cooks, the thicker it becomes.
    5. Garnish with shredded cheese or chopped onion if desired.

    Original recipe by C. Lair 2009 adapted from a family recipe coupled with instructions from The Joy of Cooking.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *