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Meaty chili.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (3 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Entree
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 can pinto beans [or other BTD compliant bean]
  • 1 can chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup green olives (unpasteurized or w/pimentos)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 5 Tablespoons olive oil
  • rice
How to make it:
  1. Brown ground meat in a skillet.
  2. Add a little cumin while browning.
  3. When done put into a bowl and set aside.
  4. Brown onion and cloves of chopped fresh garlic in olive oil, cooking them well until light brown.
  5. Put the meat back in the skillet with the onion/garlic and add drained beans, red wine, green olives, can of chopped tomatoes, chili powder.
  6. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes until all flavors blended. Serve with white rice and a simple salad.


  7. Note: All ingredients in this recipe can be adjusted for taste, including the meat-to-beans ratio.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N
Tomato/Tomato Juice1 ,2 ,3 ,4 A N N B A N N N
Wine (Red)  B B N B N B N B
Beef2 A A A A N N B B
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Cumin  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Bean/Legume Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Black Bean2 B N A A A A N N
Kidney Bean2 A N A A B N A A
Navy Bean2 A N B N B N A A
Pinto Bean- B B B B A A A N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Olive (Green)1 ,2 ,3 N A N N A A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may have a high mold count.
[4] 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.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 02, 2007 at 10:55 AM By: Don
    • Revised Oct 03, 2007 at 06:51 PM By: Don