This dinner was a huge hit with my guys. I made a quick chili from frozen steak strips. We are fortunate enough to live near a meat packing plant that holds monthly dock sales open to the public. One month, they offered precooked steak strips for $1.50 per pound. Those became the base of our chili this evening.
The chili is pretty intense, and needs a side dish. Cornbread was always one of my favorites. I always liked the crunchy, browned ends the best, so I learned to make my cornbread mixes into waffles--way more edge! This recipe combines the ideas from other low carbers, but it is not quite the same as any I have seen before. Funny, it is easier, but I think I like it just as much...at least in a waffle iron.
This is one of the recipes included in my new cookbook project, Low Carbing Among Friends.
This recipe is available in the book, along with over 60 additional 24/7 Low Carb Diner recipes. By ordering the book, you get more than 300 favorite gluten free recipes from four other well known low carb cooking experts…Jennifer Eloff of Splendid Low Carbing cookbook fame, Kent Altena, the Atkins Diet Geek and You Tube star, nutritionist and author Maria Emmerich of Maria’s Nutritious and Delicious Journal, and popular blogger and food stylist, Carolyn Ketchum of All Day I Dream About Food. Unlike any other cookbook you may own, this one is a compilation of mini cookbooks featuring the talents of these well known low carbers. Think of it as a “best of” project.
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I ate my chili on two sections, John ate three. Now on to that chili.Be sure you have some cheese and onions to top it off.
2 pounds fully cooked beef, strips or ground
1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 ounce diced tomatoes
1 Knorr Chipotle Chili cube
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
Add all ingredients to a pot and let simmer until dinner time, or at least 30 minutes. Serves about 8.