A healthy take on a classic recipe, this low sodium chili with ground beef is an easy and delicious meal.
One of the easiest ways to reduce the sodium in your diet is to buy everything that you can low sodium. This helps to put you into control of how much salt will be in you meal because you can always add salt while cooking but you can’t take is back out. Look for reduced salt, low salt, reduced sodium, or no salt added when purchasing canned goods.
Another tip is to drain and rinse your canned goods when possible, I always do this for canned beans and some canned vegetables, because this helps to rinse off some of the excessive salt. When cooking you can still season your food to have a lot of flavor without salt using a variety spices.
How to make stovetop low sodium beef chili
First step is to heat olive oil in a large pot over a medium-high heat. Then add chopped onion and ground beef. Cook for about 6-7 minutes to brown the meat.
Next add tomato paste, cumin, chili powder, ground black pepper, and minced garlic to the pot. Stir until well combined and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
Add tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, beef broth, and beans. Stir until well combined and simmer over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.
Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving and enjoy!Print
Low sodium chili with ground beef
This easy stovetop low sodium beef chili is a delicious, healthy take on a staple dinner that tastes just like the traditional recipe.
1 lb ground beef
1 tbsp olive oil
1 15oz can reduced sodium kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 14.5oz can, low sodium canned tomatoes, with juice
1 6 oz can low sodium tomato paste
1 14.5 oz can low sodium beef broth
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp ground black pepper
- In a large pot, heat olive oil of medium heat. Add ground beef and chopped onion. Cook for 6-7 minutes to brown meat.
- Add tomato paste, garlic, pepper, chili powder, and cumin to pot. Stir until well combined and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
- Add canned tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth, and beans. Stir until well combined.
- Simmer over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes.
- Let rest for about 5 minutes before serving.