We are coming to the end of the soup portion of the Soup & Salad Challenge right on time (at least for New Englanders). The temperature has spiked to nearly 90 degrees this week. Hello, early Summer! We’re ending on a high note: Nourishing Foundations’ recipe for Caribbean Chili. The sweet potato in this recipe gives it a surprisingly sweet note, especially when corn is also used. If, however, you are following the Whole 30 diet, you will want to make a few adaptations to this recipe: replace beans with extra sweet potato & omit the corn. Still totally delish! Enjoy!
Nourishing Foundations' Caribbean Chili
This hearty meal has a little bit of spice as well as a sweet touch. It’s a filling, tasty dish and makes an excellent meal for company!
- 2 TBSP Olive Oil or Avocado Oil
- 1 lb Ground Beef (chicken, turkey or buffalo Unless you prefer the vegetarian version, in which case, omit!)
- 3 TBSP Esther's Caribbean Chili (or Chili Powder of choice)
- 1 tsp. Esther's Red Hot Pepper (or hot pepper of choice)
- 2 tsp Esther's West Indian Pepper (or pepper of choice)
- 1 TBSP Esther's G.O.G.
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 14 oz Mirepoix (or 2 stalks celery, 2 carrots)
- 1 TBSP Chicken or Vegetable base (Rapunzel works well)
- 1/4 cups Water or chicken broth
- 1.5 cups Chopped Sweet Potato
- 3-4 cups Beans of Choice (Cooked; Replace with sweet potato if following Paleo/Whole 30 diet)
- 24 oz Tomato Sauce or Crushed Tomatoes High quality (no sugar added, whole ingredients (we recommend (Victoria's or Rao's))
- 28 oz Diced tomatoes (Organic is best!)
- 12-16 oz Frozen sweet corn (Omit if following Paleo/Whole 30 diet)
To Make on Stovetop:
Heat oil in frying pan. Cook mirepoix for 2-3 minutes, add meat, then spices.
Cook completely. (~5 min)
Add 1/4 cup water & allow to simmer
In large pot, combine this mixture with ~4 cups beans or sweet potatoes, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes. Allow to simmer, stirring frequently, for approx. 10 min.
Add frozen corn.
Serve with cheese, avocado, sour cream etc.
To Cook in Instant Pot:
Using the sauté function on your Instant Pot, heat oil, then cook mirepoix for 2-3 minutes.
Add meat, then spices. Cook completely. (~5 min)
Add all other ingredients EXCEPT for corn.
Secure lid and set Instant Pot to 40 minutes on manual.
Allow for natural pressure release
Add corn at end.
Since I only made one meal this week, I had a little bit of extra time to mess around with a good and good-for-you dessert. This Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Food52 is UHmazing. I love it! Definitely worth a try.
Hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I did this week!