Recipe – 4-Alarm Chili

Adapted from a recipe on Don’t concern yourself with a lot of tiresome steps – it can all cook at the same time! Funny thing about this particular recipe was there was on particular week where I would eat a rather large bowl of this each day at work at lunch while the ‘traditional dieters’ ate their tiny portions of flavorless fat-free food and watch me in amazement. That week I lost five lbs.

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 finely chopped jalapeño chiles
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese

In a large pot, drizzle olive oil over the sides and bottom. Then thrown in everything in the following order: onions, meat, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeños, red pepper, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon and salt. Once boiling, turn to a simmer and let cook for an hour.

I’ve also done this in a crock pot – except that I set the crock pot to high and cook for 4 hours.

When serving, sprinkle the shredded cheese on top as desired – yum!

This recipe is fine for the induction phase of Atkins.



3 thoughts on “Recipe – 4-Alarm Chili

  1. How much is a serving and what is the carb count per serving? I suppose I could figure it out on my own. Just started atkins about a month ago. Thank you for your time!

  2. Hi Lori,
    honestly – I don’t know. I hate counting stuff outside of work and I don’t measure portions. I can tell you I ate this on induction, stayed in induction, and lost 5 lbs in a week – really. I just tried the crock-pot version of this and it came out great – I put in way more jalepeno peppers than in the recipe above. I’m also more keen on the stronger cheeses like cheddar as a garnish – the Monterey Jack seems to seems to disappear in the mixture. Sour cream also makes a nice garnish.

    Good luck and let me know if you calc out the numbers – I’ll post them.

  3. Trying this recipe tonight. I’m on day 7 of induction. Down 5lbs but dying for something different. From what I can tell the carbs should be minimal. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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