Chili Con Carne is a spicy stew with two types of meat and plenty of zucchini! Serve this with additional toppings like sour cream, Greek yogurt, cheese or diced avocado!
Chili con carne is a Paleo-style diet dream come true! This dish has a lot of hearty beef that’s packed with flavor! There is no doubt that a serving of this chili will keep you filled for hours.
To ensure this dish provided enough substance to stand on its own I used two types of beef; ground beef and diced chuck roast as well as several veggies. Cavemen gathered vegetables too, right?
I can never pass up the opportunity to add zucchini to my stews and chilis so I added both diced green and yellow zucchini as well as some red bell pepper.
Some people hide veggies in dishes so their kids will get the nutrients in their diets. I’m glad that my kids weren’t picky eaters when they were little. I don’t think I cooked zucchini so often that they were hiding it in their napkins like I did as a kid! lol
Plus, the only thing I hid from my kids when they were little was chocolate. I couldn’t fool them though – ever! They were too inquisitive and if they sensed some trickery on my part they would call me out on it! Even to this day they have always scoped out the hidden treats.
I’ll have to ask them if they have ick memories or certain foods. Every kid has them, right?
One batch of this chili con carne goes a long way. I loved having extra for my lunch during the work week, and since I’m lowering my carb intake I ate it “as is.”
Alan on the other hand scooped his portion over rice, and for another meal he had it on top of a baked potato. If I could stretch it a couple of more meals I would have made chili dogs with the remaining chili!
Adding some sour cream, shredded cheese and diced avocados are some of my favorite toppings. It seems to cool down the flavors a bit. Fresh cilantro is the extra punch of flavor that rounds off this meal nicely.
Want some more chili recipes? How about trying this vegetarian chili or Chili with Beer!
Chili Con Carne and Veggies
Chili con carne is a flavorful stew with beef and plenty of vegetables. Top with extra cheese, sour cream and avocado slices.
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 1/2 pounds chuck roast or top sirloin, cut in 1/2" pieces
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup green zucchini. diced
- 1 cup yellow zucchini, diced
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper, ground
- 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes & Green Chilis
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cups beef broth OR 2 cups water with two teaspoons beef bullion concentrate
- 1 teaspoon corn starch or arrowroot mixed with 2 tablespoons water
- sour cream
- Greek yogurt
- diced avocado
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 728Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 183mgSodium: 1264mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 62g
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I love all the extra veggies in this chili!!
Scrumptious! Love how loaded with veggies it is!!
My family loved this chili. It was comforting and perfect for them. I served some of the leftovers over fries too!
Super hearty with great veggies. Can’t get better than that!
This sounds fabulous! I absolutely LOVE a good Chili recipe, can’t wait to try it 🙂
This looks delicious Sandra. I like to add a like sweet potato and mushroom to my chili. I’ll have to add some squash in their next time and get the kids to eat more veggies.
You can never go wrong with a delicious chili! Always a never-out-of-style classic!
So true! Classic meals are always comforting too 🙂
I totally want this now.
Sometimes don’t you wish you could grab a bite through the screen or at least a scratch an sniff option? haha
Betsy @ Desserts Required
I love the versatility of this recipe and think you are brilliant for adding the zucchini!!
Thank you, Betsy! I’m so hooked on zucchini and can never eat enough of it.
This is perfect especially now that the weather has chilled out a bit!
Yes! This is one of those meals that warms your belly for sure!
Chili is one of my favorites, and this recipe looks like it would be delicious!
Thanks, Mischelle! This chili dish is so flavorful and I love that extra veggies 🙂