Under 30 Minutes to Low-Fat Beef Chili

It has been so cool outside in Birmingham the past few days, so I made one of my kid’s favorites-Basic Low-Fat Chili recipes. With 260 calories and 4.4 grams of fat per serving, you can feel good about eating this heart-warming, simple chili, which my kids love.


My 10 Chili-Making Tips:

1. If your chili is too thick, use broth to dilute it.

2. If the chili is too thin, add tomato paste.

3. Use the best beef you can buy, and add it first.

4. Use fresh vegetables.

5. Cook the chili a day before you plan to eat it.

5. Use dried spices that are fresh.

6. Make a double batch for future meals.

7. Serve leftover chili in tacos, spaghetti, burritos or as a filling in omelets or quesadillas.

8. A touch of unsweetened cocoa powder or coffee give chili an earthy flavor.

9. Freeze leftover chili in an airtight container in individual servings for easy, quick heat-up.

10. Serve as a “Chili Bar” with accompaniments such as sour cream, Greek yogurt, shredded cheeses, onions, crushed blue corn tortilla chips, chopped cilantro and chopped tomatoes.

Note: If you don’t have time to make this recipe. Here’s an awesome shortcut. Purchase the Publix Brand Chili Seasoning Mix and combine with beef, tomato sauce and red kidney beans (as directed on the package), and it tastes like homemade.

Studio B and Kid’s Culinary Camp This Summer in Alys Beach, Florida

Things have been so busy lately, and I am so excited about this summer! My kids are out of school, and they are so happy about that. Plus, I get the wonderful opportunity to teach kid’s culinary camps in the incredible location at Alys Beach Florida at Studio B. Colleen Duffley, a photographer of 25 years, had a “plan B” to create a studio that brings the best creative talent in food, photography, fashion, art, design, beauty, music and literature. There will be seminars, classes and inspirational lectures by some of the world’s most creative people. Just a few of the foodies are Sarah Foster, Emeril Lagassee, Michael Chiarello and Scott Peacock. Check out the site’s “B List” for more information on who’s coming to Studio B. See my classes in late June/early July.