Gut Healing Bison Chili is a wonderful recipe for those that want an easy to digest meal. The base of this recipe is from tomatillos, a member of the cactus family that combines well with meat, and is easier on digestion than traditional tomato-based versions. I personally love tomato based chili’s but, this one with tomatillos as a base is a winner in our book.
A year and a half ago I started the Body Ecology Diet after re-reading the book. I had a lot of digestive issues after being 100% plant-based for almost 10 years. To say the least, it was a very awkward transition, and still can at times. But I have to say, there has been a huge shift in my gut-health and digestive system. After a year and a half, I am finally seeing the results.
I understand, that everyone has a different genetic imprint, and if plant-based works for you great. But I assume if you are here today reading this, you have no problem eating meat. I personally believe in buying it from a local, and sustainable source, in the Southern California area, we have two trusted sources. Buy Ranch Direct and Dale Ranch. We find both of them at the local markets here, in Laguna Beach, and Irvine. Some small stores such as Fermentation Farm is where I get the bison from. Bison has been my go-to as it is a leaner red meat.
Gut Healing Bison Chili
At the end of my plant-based journey, I was very anemic, and all I wanted was red meat, queue in the Bison, where you get the red meat benefits without the high cholesterol content. So here we are today, enjoying a delicious bison stew. This lifestyle that I have been shy to share with the world, has healed me in many ways. My hormones are starting to balance out finally, and my gut-health is starting to thrive.
Enough about me, and back to the bison stew, I hope you make it and enjoy it. & may you allow yourself to enjoy it without any guilt, may it heal you if you believe it will.
When I asked you all in Instagram what kind of meals you would like to see on the blog, I got so many requests for a Whole30 & paleo meat stew. Therefore I hope this is everything you have been dreaming of. xo
- 1 lb organic grass-fed ground bison
(can use ground turkey or beef if preferred)
- 2 cups organic bone broth, or organic vegetable broth
I used Brodino’s Chicken Bone Broth
from our local farmer’s market
- 1 chopped onion
- 6-8 garlic cloves
- 3 chopped red peppers
- 3 chopped carrots
- Juice of 1 lime
- 10 chopped tomatillos
- Chili powder to taste
- Cumin to taste
- Cilantro to taste
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- Avocado oil for sauteing
- Cauliflower rice (optional)
- Sautee onions, garlic, and peppers in a large pot with avocado oil
- Add ground bison to pot.
- Add tomatillos, bone broth, lime juice, herbs and spices to pot and simmer for 45 minutes
- Remove from heat and let cool, uncovered for 10 minutes.
- Feel free to serve with cauliflower rice or your favorite side of choice.
- Top with fresh cilantro, avocado & lime juice if desired.