Chilli - A Heart-Healthy Recipe

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The Heart Research Institute had us talking to them last year about the importance of nutrition.  My key message is simple:  reduce the sugar in your diet by eating by more protein and fats in your meals.  When you crowd in so much good protein and fat and a small amount of complex carb we don't have room for the junk, processed foods that are not serving our heart like lollies, deserts, and cakes.   You can eat well, and eat a lot when it is clean, real, whole food.


  • 1 tbsp organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 kilo ground lamb*
  • 2 cup diced red onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (14 ½ oz.) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1½ tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp. dried oregano
  • Celtic sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 (15 oz.) cans black beans, drained

*May substitute with grass fed mince


  • Warm olive oil in a large pot for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the lamb, onion and garlic.
  • Cook over medium heat until lamb is browned and well crumbled.
  • Stir in tomatoes, red wine and next 5 ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for about 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
  • Add black beans and cook 30 minutes more.
  • Top with chopped avocado for additional quality fats that stop hunger and make your heart happy.

Makes 8 servings. Recipe and photo by A Healthy View -

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