Basic Chili

Basic Chili

Basic Chili
Everyone should have this Basic Chili recipe in their collection. It is healthy, easy to make, and travels well. Add organic ground beef or turkey to boost its protein content, or use it to make a taco salad (just pour it over greens with your favorite toppings)! Perfectly seasoned and spiced, this chili is sure to be a favourite in your household.

Basic Chili Recipe

Servings: 4-6


  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil
  • 1⁄2 Cup Onion, Chopped or Grated
  • 1⁄2 Cup Celery, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup Green Pepper, Chopped
  • 1 Can Kidney Beans or Black Beans
  • 2 Teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1 8 Ounce Can Organic Crushed-Tomatoes
  • 1 – 1 1⁄2 Pounds Ground Bison, Grass Fed Beef, or Ground Turkey
  • Optional: 1-12 Ounce Jar Prepared Salsa or Pasta sauce (check ingredients) This can be in addition to or to replace the tomatoes (depending on your consistency preference).

You can use a crockpot for this recipe making preparation even simpler.


  1. In a large skillet melt oil and sauté onions, celery, garlic, and peppers until onion is translucent, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add ground meat, oregano, chili powder, and cumin, continue cooking, stirring frequently, for 5-6 minutes.
  3. Pour salt, tomatoes, and salsa, if desired, into pot. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for a minimum of 1 hour for best flavor.

Recipe from Maximized Living Nutrition Plans.

Basic Chili

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is a Doctor of Chiropractic, organic foodie and fanatic for green living and earthly sustainability. He has spent the majority of his life working in natural health care. In 2009, he authored his first book, Maximized Living Nutrition Plans. In 2018, he authored his second book, Align Your Health. An energizing and passionate speaker, Dr. Hardick shares his lifestyle methods to numerous professional and public audiences every year in the United States and Canada. He is known for his articles, recipes and contributions on,,, and his own site, In his spare time, he invests his keen interest in sustainable living into urban development in his hometown of London, Ontario. Learn More