Weeknight Cheesy Beef Skillet Chili {Gluten-Free; Lactose-Free}
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Yield: 4 servings
Weeknight Cheesy Beef Skillet Chili is great for those nights when dinner has to be on the table quick!
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb (455 g) grass-fed ground beef (I use 85-90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium-large green bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 large cloves garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1 (14.5 oz/411 g) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 (6 oz/170 g) can tomato paste
  • 1½ cups (355 ml) water or low-sodium beef or vegetable stock
  • 4 teaspoons no-salt-added taco spice blend (see Note)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 (15.5 oz/439 g) can no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • ½ bag GO VEGGIE Lactose and Soy Free Cheddar Shreds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro, for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep skillet over high heat. Add the beef, onion, bell pepper, and garlic, and cook (uncovered) until the meat is browned and the vegetables are tender, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water or stock, taco spice blend, salt, black pepper, and black beans, and bring up to a boil. Turn the heat down and simmer (uncovered) 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn the heat down to low, sprinkle the cheddar shreds on top, and cover the skillet. Cook until the shreds are melted, about 3 minutes (do not stir).
  4. Serve with the parsley or cilantro sprinkled on top.
No-Salt-Added Taco Spice Blend: I use a homemade taco spice blend that includes ancho chili powder, chipotle chili powder, smoked sweet paprika, dried oregano, cumin, coriander, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. You can use any similar spice blend, or instead substitute 2 teaspoons chili powder, 1½ teaspoons cumin, and 1½ teaspoons dried oregano.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaicâ„¢ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/weeknight-cheesy-beef-skillet-chili-gluten-free-lactose-free/