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Quick Chili

Here is another great Body Strategist approved recipe from This recipe is great, combining iron from the black beans and vitamin C from the peppers its a delicious way to up your nutrient intake. Approved for both #loosers & #gainers, just double the serving and add a a cup of rice if your goal is to grow. 

"Quick Chili


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 c. dried split red lentils
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 28 oz. can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 c. fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
  • kosher salt


  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add the onion and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to soften, 4 minutes. Add the beef and cook, breaking it up with a spoon until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic, pepper, lentils, and chili powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  2. Add the tomatoes and 2 cups water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, until the lentils are tender, 15 to 17 minutes.
  3. Add the beans and cook, stirring, until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes. Fold in the cilantro just before serving.

PER SERVING 534 CAL, 14 G FAT (10.5 G SAT FAT), 425 MG CHOL, 788 MG SOD, 26 G PRO, 6 G CAR, 2 G FIBER"

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