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White Bean and Bacon Chili – Real and Nourishing

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This hearty, delicious chili is perfect for the whole family and is grain and dairy free! It can easily be cooked in the slow cooker as well.


  • 2 cups homemade bone broth
  • 2 cups dried white beans
  • 1 lb. organic, grass-fed ground beef or 1 lb. nitrate free humanely raised bacon
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper (I use green for the color), diced
  • 12 large tomatoes, diced, OR 32 oz. diced organic tomatoes in a glass jar or BPA-free can
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 large carrots, diced or shredded with a grater
  • Any other veggies you want to add like cauliflower or green peas would add even more nutrition
  • [Spices]
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 12 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tsp. sea salt or Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 5 drops lemon or lime essential oil


  1. Prepare beans in the traditional manner (Soak for 7-8 hours in a bowl of water with 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar. Then, cook on the stove for 1-2 hours on medium heat.)
  2. Prepare 2 cups of bone broth using the instructions in the post.
  3. In a saucepan, cook the bacon or ground beef.
  4. In a large pot or a slow cooker, add all the tomatoes, bone broth, spices, onions, bell pepper, and beans and simmer on low for 30 mins to 1 hour. Or cook on low in a slow cooker for 4 hours.
  5. Add the garlic and lemon essential oil at the end (heat will destroy their nutritional properties), 30 minutes or so before serving.