Quick and easy chilli for six-food elimination diets

If you're doing a six-food elimination diet, you might be getting a bit sick of having to prepare special meals with ingredients you're not used to, so here's a really simple dish that's both familiar and minimal effort: a six-food elimination diet chilli.

I'm not a doctor or a dietician, so you'll need to double check the ingredients fit with the instructions your medical professional has given you. These worked for the guidelines I've seen, but double check they're good for you too.

Serve with rice, tortilla chips, or gluten free bread for a filling meal.

Easy six-food elimination diet chilli
One onion, thinly sliced
Two garlic cloves
Two sticks of celery, chopped into thick slices
Two medium carrots, chopped into small dice
One red pepper, chopped into large dice
Any additional veggies you fancy - chopped potatoes, courgettes, aubergines or anything like that
One tablespoon of paprika
One tablespoon of coriander seeds, dry fried until fragrant and then ground
One tablespoon of cumin seeds, dry fried until fragrant and then ground
400mls of vegetable stock (I use homemade stock or Marigold reduced salt bouillon to make mine)
One tin of chopped tomatoes
One tin of kidney beans in chilli sauce (I used Sainsburys)
100g of brown lentils
half a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses (optional)
Couple of shakes of liquid smoke (optional)

How you do it
If you're short on time and energy, just chuck it all in a large pot, and leave to simmer until the vegetables and lentils are cooked - about half an hour or so.
If you're feeling more energetic, sweat the onion, garlic, and celery until softened, then add in the spices and cook for another minute or so.
Add the stock, carrots, beans, and lentils,  and simmer for 15 minutes or so.
Add in the pepper, molasses, and smoke, and leave to simmer for another 15 minutes or so, until everything is cooked.

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  1. Chilli is one of my faves and this looks lovely and perfect for this sudden grim weather, even though is is still warm. I love that you have lentils in this too.

  2. This seems like a lovely, rich chili recipe that would please anyone, on a special diet or not!

  3. Sounds delicious! I like the idea of using molasses and liquid smoke in it.

  4. Yum, such a nice hearty looking bowl of chili no matter the diet. :-)


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