Not only did my own children approve of this recipes, but the whole group of kids we had over for Halloween last year. This stuff is good! And good for ya!
a handful of carrots
1 acorn squash
1 clove of garlic
2 cans diced tomatoes
1 mason jar of chicken or beef stock
2 lbs ground beef
paprika, cumin, chili powder
Warm up the squash and carrots any which way you like. If you are not opposed to microwaving, it will take a fraction of the time you spend doing it otherwise, but I know, microwaving is not ideal. Scoop the squash out of the skin. Dice all vegetables into bite sized pieces and toss them into a hot pan with some bacon grease or butter or coconut oil.
Add the canned tomatoes, and cook everything for a few more minutes. Now add everything to a food processor or blender (I used my Magic Bullet), and process everything until it’s a thick veggie sauce/soup.
Brown the ground beef thoroughly and season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
Add all ingredients into a slow cooker, pour in the chicken or beef stock, and season as you like. Not all kids are into cumin, so you could leave that out. You’ll know your kids best. As I said before, none of the kids were aware of all the great stuff in this chili (although I did tell my own kids later and they thought that was awesome!).
You’ll want to cook your chili in the slow cooker on LOW for about 3 to 5 hours. Bon appetit!