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Bison Chili Cheese Sweet Potato Fries


It's officially fall this week & who doesn't love some chili on a breezy fall night? Pair it with some fries and that kind of comfort food will make you want this all year long. Instead of running to Tommy's or Weinersnitchel for this feel good food, let's make a healthy alternative at home & enjoy a larger portion!



What you need:

-10oz Bison

-1 large white onion

-2 cloves garlic, minced

-1 red bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)

-1 green bell pepper, diced (about 1 cup)

-2 tbsp chili powder

-1 tbsp chipotle Mrs. Dash

-2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

-1/4 cup brewed coffee

-2 cups diced tomatoes (fresh or canned)

-2 cups canned black beans

-1/8 cup of chopped cilantro

-10oz sweet potatoes cut into fries

-1 tbsp cinnamon

-1 tbsp basil

-spray pam

-1/4 cup green onions

-2 slices Bordon fat free cheese


What to do:

Chili:

  1. Add the ground bison, onion and garlic to pan sprayed with Pam. Cook until meat begins to brown and vegetables become translucent

  2. Place the mixture into a slow cooker

  3. Add the remaining chili ingredients (black beans, chili powder, peppers, coffee, cocoa and tomatoes to the slow cooker and mix well

  4. Cook on low for 6 hours

  5. Stir in fresh cilantro

Sweet Potato Fries:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  2. Spray large baking sheet with Pam and place cut sweet potatoes on. Spray a small layer of Pam on the fries as well

  3. Sprinkle your fries with cinnamon and basil

  4. Cook for 15-25 minutes (until golden brown)

Place your serving amount of chili on the fries, add cheese and green onions & feast out!



Benefits of Bison: There are plenty of benefits to bison as it is a great lean source of protein, however did you know it contains CLA in it as well? Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLAs). CLAs are naturally occurring free fatty acids that are found in various meat and dairy products. Perhaps more important than what they are, are the many things they do for us such as:

  • Help increase muscle mass and reduce fat

  • Strengthen the immune system

  • Normalize thyroid function

  • Increase metabolic rate

  • Reduce the risk of various diseases including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and hyperthyroidism

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