Cuban Chili
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
All the delicious Cuban flavors, pulled together in a bowl of chili!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - green bell pepper(s)
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) diced tomatoes
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - tsp ground cumin
  • 1 - tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 - tsp cinnamon
  • 2 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - cup(s) raisins
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open and drain the can of diced tomatoes.
  2. Seed and chop the green bell pepper.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to saucepan. Stir in the chopped bell pepper, diced tomatoes, chili powder, ground cumin, dried oregano, and cinnamon and saute for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beef broth and raisins and let simmer for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Prepare the salad.
  6. Serve Cuban Chili with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Let cool.
  2. Seed and chop 2 green bell peppers.
  3. Open and drain 2 cans of diced tomatoes.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the diced tomatoes
  • Half of the chopped bell peppers
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup raisins
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring all of the contents of the baggie into large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.

Special notes

Use unsweetened raisins for Paleo meal.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Cuban Chili

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of baggie to large saucepan or Dutch oven. Bring to bubbling and cook for 20 minutes.
Serve with salad.

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