Hearty Homestyle Chili


A chilly night calls for a chili-night! With two type of meats (ground sirloin and chuck-eye steak), kidney beans and Adobe peppers for a kick, this homemade chili recipe is loaded with protein and fiber, making it 100% #FFACTORAPPROVED!

INGREDIENTS (serves 10):

  • Nonstick spray
  • 1 Large Vidalia onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup crushed garlic cloves (about 10 large)
  • 3/4 pound ground chuck
  • 1 pound chuck-eye steak, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 (15-oz.) can red kidney beans
  • 1 (28-oz.) can crushed fire-roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (8-oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • Optional toppings: shredded sharp cheddar cheese, fresh jalapeño pepper slices, radish slices, chopped avocado


    1. Coat a large stockpot with nonstick cooking spray. Place over high heat. Add the onion and cook five minutes, stirring often, until onions are opaque.  Add the garlic cloves and saute for another minute. 
    2. Add the ground beef and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until meat crumbles and is no longer pink. Add chuck-eye cubes to skillet, and sauté over medium-high heat minutes or until brown on all sides.
    3. Add remaining ingredients to the pot and stir. Cover and cook on medium heat for half-hour.
    4. Serve with the following: Nonfat Greek yogurt, diced red onion, cilantro, low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

    Serves 10, this is a Step 2 Approved Recipe.

    • FOR JOURNALING ON THE F-FACTOR DIET: 15g carbohydrate, 4g fiber 
    • ACTUAL NUTRITIONAL CONTENT PER SERVING: 245 calories, 23g protein, 17g carb, 4g fiber, 13g net carb, 10g fat

    Per Serving (1 cup): 245 calories, 10g fat, 17g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 23g protein