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Lean Ground Beef Cashew Chilli

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50 Min
Meal Type
Main Dish

Lean Ground Beef Cashew Chilli

Lean Ground Beef Cashew Chilli

Loaded with protein from lean ground beef, saturated in deep dark sweet canned tomatoes and silk-soft cashew chili that will comfort anyone. This is mega easy and nearly self-cooking meal. I could say while you are taking shower after the workout. I love the deep reddish color, juicy tomatoes and golden cashews which bring out this amazingly creamy texture of this chili.


  • 1 kg of lean ground beef
  • 2 cans plum tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of raw cashew nuts
  • Salt, pepper and red chili flakes to taste. Chili flakes optional (if you don’t like spicy food you can discard them)
  • Red bell peppers, sliced carrots, canned black beans (optional)
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Now we are complete with the veggies side dish. But rise and other starches are welcome to join along.

Prep Instructions

1. Spray the pan with olive oil.

2. Crush or thinly chop the garlic and saute it for no more than a couple of minutes to avoid burning it. Be careful as garlic burns up real fast. Literally no more than 2 minutes.

3. Add the ground lean beef or chicken and fry it thoroughly. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes to taste.

4. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, cashew nuts – you can grind some of the cashews in a blender. That will thicken the sauce a little when it is absorbed while cooking. But make sure to also include whole cashew nuts. They become really creamy during the cooking process. Mix all ingredients well on higher temperature. Cover with the lid.

5. Cook for 40-50 minutes on medium. If you are using a Pressure Cooker the cooking time can be no shortened to 20-25 minutes on the higher pressure setting.

Optionally you can add some red bell peppers and sliced carrots to the pot to increase veggies content directly in the chilli. If you add veggies make sure you do not overcook them in the Pressure Cooker.

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  • maria says:

    delicious! simple & healthy. I strongly recommend. I was looking for a good receipt -meat plus souse that can be very taste without carbs. Thank you Arek!

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    Nutrition Facts & Tips

    This is meal is extremely easy to prepare. Once you put all ingredients into the pot it cooks itself. When it is done let it cool down and prepare portions for your office lunches. As for the side dish it all depends on your activity level on a given day. I like to side it with brown rice with a touch of turmeric, cooked potatoes and cauliflower mash. It also goes well with any type of veggie salad or in a whole wheat tortilla on chopped lettuce or in a taco shell. This chilli is especially tasty after a hard workout session.

    This meal is a very Power Cooking friendly. Making a bigger batch is easy and it lasts at least for 3-4 days. Remember the late working hours in the office and coming home to an empty fridge? Not any more. Think about it. It will take you literally the same amount of time and effort to prepare 10 portions as it would taking making just two. So why not going big, cool down the whole batch, pack for the next 2 days with different side dishes and the rest freeze for later. Then when life happens you just take it out from the fridge and there you have it. Always portion properly so the next time you do not have time to cook just magically pop it out of the freezer the night before to thaw in the fridge.

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