I just love Celebrity Chef George Stella. He’s a real inspiration to me. It’s hard to believe that he once weighed 467 pounds! He had congestive heart failure and lived on disability. When he decided he had to take action, George lost more than 250 pounds by changing the way he looked at food.
His advice? “Always Shop the Outside Aisles of your Grocery Store!” Along the outside aisles, you’ll find fresh, naturally low carb foods without any of the processed white sugars, flours, and starches that nobody needs on any diet.
George’s wife, Rachel lost 75 pounds herself, eldest son, Anthony also lost 75, and his youngest son, Christian has lost 160 lbs.
I’ve watched this video a few times. It really is helpful for those wanting to go low carb. He has some great suggestions for low carb foods and includes cooking tips to make meals ahead. I try to follow his advice every week I hit the grocery store – “Keep your fridge full of the right foods, so you won’t be tempted to eat the wrong foods!”
This recipe for Chili Con Carne is an easy-to-follow Southwestern recipe from George Stella’s Low Carb and Lovin’ It. I’ve made it several times now. The secret to keeping this low carb is the black soy beans. Any other bean like black beans or kidney beans are higher in carbs. I found the canned black soy beans in the organic section of my grocery store. They taste like regular old black beans, if not better to me. When you deduct the fiber count from the carb count, there is about 1 carb per serving of beans. Grant hasn’t even noticed that I’ve been using a different bean in our chili. The seasonings in this recipe are great too!
I love having this over greens like chopped romaine (keeping it low carb) and topping it with some shredded cheddar and a big dollop of sour cream.
George Stella’s Southwestern Chili Con Carn Low Carb
1 green bell pepper, large diced
1 red bell pepper, large diced
1/2 cup red onion, large diced
2 1/2 pounds ground chuck (I like to use 1.5 lbs. beef for this recipe. Reviewers have said that 2 1/2 lbs. is too much)
4 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 Roma tomatoes, diced
1 (15-ounce) can soy black beans, drained and rinsed, optional
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe courtesy of George Stella/Food Network.
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