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Chili con Comfort
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Recipe calls for kidney and pinto beans but black, cannellini, white, red or any 2 compliant beans would work.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 pound ground buffalo (or beef or turkey)
  • 1 pound onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans (or red or cannellini, or BTD compliant substitute)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans (or black, northern, or BTD compliant substitute.)
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 habanero (or jalepeno) pepper, seeded and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, minced (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • 1/2 cup compliant cheese, optional
How to make it:
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, lightly brown meat for about 5 minutes, breaking it into small pieces. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a 5 to 6 quart crockpot or slow cooker, combine onion, beans, peppers, celery, tomatoes, chili powder, cumin, salt and oregano.
  3. Layer browned meat on top of other ingredients in the pot.
  4. Cook on high for about 6 hours or on low for 8-10 hours.
  5. Serve in individual bowls, topped with grated cheese.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Oregano1 N N B B N B N B
Celery/ Celery Juice1 ,2 B N B B N N N N
Buffalo1 A A A A N N B B
Beef1 A A A A N N B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 A N N B A N N N
Turkey1 N B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Cheese- N N N N N N N A

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Soy Cheese- B N N A A A N A
Black Bean1 B N A A A A N N
White Bean2 N N N N N N N N
Northern Bean1 N N N N N N N N
Kidney Bean1 A N A A B N A A
Pinto Bean- B B B B A A A N
Cannellini Bean- N N N N N N N N

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Farmer Cheese- N N B B B B N A
Cheddar Cheese1 ,3 A A N N N A A A
Mozzarella Cheese- N N B B B B N A

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Sweet/Red/All Varietie...1 ,2 A N A A B N B B
Pepper (Green/Yellow/All Varie...1 ,2 A N A A B N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in pesticides.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be high in chitinase, an allergen.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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