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Sweet Summer Chili

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Sweet Summer Chili


Lisa @ Onceamonthmeals.com


  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1.25 cups red onion, diced
  • 0.67 cups leek, sliced
  • 8 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoons fresh thyme, diced
  • 2 cups carrots, chunks
  • 6 cups sweet potatoes, chunks
  • 6 cups beef stock
  • 1 teaspoons sea salt
  • 6 cups ground beef, browned
  • 1 cups carrots, shredded
  • 1.5 cups red cabbage, chopped


In a large stock pot, melt coconut oil. Sauté red onion, leeks, garlic, and thyme until translucent. Add chunks of carrot and sweet potato. Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Add beef stock and sea salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove 1/4 of mixture and puree in food processor. Return pureed vegetables to stock pot. Add ground beef, shredded carrots, and cabbage. Continue to simmer, covered, for another 15 minutes.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare per above directions. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Divide among gallon freezer bags. Label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Reheat in stock pot over low heat for 8-10 minutes, until heated through.

Servings:  8

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

11 Responses to “Sweet Summer Chili”

  1. Leah says:

    Though I may make some substitutions based on what I have in my fridge, this looks amazing!!

    • Lisa says:

      Leah – I often make substitutions in this recipe as well with what I have on hand and always turns out delish!

  2. Carrine says:

    I made this meal for dinner tonight an everyone loved it, including my 3 year old daughter! It was nice to see her eating something so healthy! We used homemade beef bone broth which added even more nutrition. I also didn’t add quite as much meat though- only about 1 lb per batch- and it was perfect. A delicious combination of flavors! The name perfectly suits the recipe too… It’s a great chili to eat in the summer!!
    Im a couple weeks away from giving birth to y second, so I’m glad I doubled the recipe so ill have this nutritious meal for my freezer!

    • Lisa says:

      Carrine – So glad your family loved it! And yes – beef broth would add some flavor and definitely nutrition! Best wishes for baby #2!

  3. Rochelle says:

    Im a little low on beef bone broth… You think veggie/chicken broth would just as well?

  4. Robyn says:

    I’m new to cooking. How much ground beef is six cups? I need to know how much to buy according to weight.

  5. MamaFish says:

    I have a vegetarian kid so adding the ground beef last was key. I scooped some out for him and added tvp/veggie crumbles and froze his separately. Easy meal to please everyone!

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