If you have not had the pleasure of meeting Christina in one of the morning classes, I bet you have heard about her muffins and her delicious food. Her restaurant The Connector Cafe has catered all of our competitions and she has a booming Paleo muffin business. She is a die hard Paleo follower, even outside of our Lando Paleo Challenge. Great source of knowledge and always willing to give advice, ideas, and recipes. Speaking of recipes, here is one of her best!
Christina’s Chili Recipe
2-3 tablespoons olive oil (or coconut oil)
4 sausages (spicy or regular)
2 lbs ground bison (or beef, pork or turkey)
3 shallots (or 1-2 small onions) finely diced
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
1 orange or yellow pepper
1 yellow squash
2-3 jalapeno peppers (depending on how spicy you like your chili)
1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
3-4 tablespoons chili powder
Salt & Pepper to taste
1-2 8 oz. cans tomato sauce (depending on how thick you like it)
* Recipe can be halved if you want to try a smaller amount.
* Make sure that sausages, tomato sauce & chili powder are all paleo-approved!
On medium heat, add just enough oil in a soup pot so you can sauté meats and shallots. Cut sausages into half moon slices and add to oil and sauté until lightly brown (if sausages are pre-cooked, sauté in oil directly; if uncooked, must boil for 15 minutes prior). Add shallots to sausages until they soften. Add ground bison and sauté until browned.
As meat is cooking, dice peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and squash into roughly ¼” – ½” pieces. Jalapeno peppers should be diced into tiny pieces (remove seeds from inside, unless you want it super spicy). Once meat is browned, throw all veggies into the meat & shallot mixture, including all the juice & seeds of the tomatoes.
Add seasonings to the chili: just a little sprinkling of salt and pepper. Add chili powder & cayenne pepper to desired flavor, depending on how spicy you want it.
Add tomato sauce depending on desired thickness of chili. If tomatoes were very juicy, not much sauce is needed.
Let simmer for 30-45 minutes so that all the flavors blend.
Strength: Back Squat (low bar)
8 sets of 1 heavy rep. Work at or above 85% the entire time.
WOD: 10 Rounds
2 Front Squat 135/95 (must power clean)
4 Walking Lunges (front rack)
1 Squat Clean
SkWAT Team: 100 hollow rocks, 100 super mans