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Adzuki Bean Chili
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Contributed by: R DavisAdded: May 04, 2008 at 10:33 PM


Chili beans from scratch (almost)

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (4 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1 cup dry adzuki beans [or substitute BTD compliant legume]
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic
  • onion [medium or to taste]
  • sea salt [to taste]
  • 1 slice of fresh ginger
  • 14.5 or 16 ounce can diced tomatoes, not drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 Tablespoon chili powder, to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 4 ounce can chopped green chilies, drained
How to make it:
  1. Place 1 cup dry beans in sauce pan - cover with water about 2 or 3 inches above beans.
  2. Bring to a rolling boil and boil 2 or 3 minutes. Cover and set aside for 4 hours.
  3. Drain and discard soaking water.
  4. Add fresh water about 2 inches higher than the beans.
  5. Add a slice of fresh ginger and bring to a boil slowly, skimming off any foam that may appear (the ginger seems to keep that from happening).
  6. When it reaches a full boil, reduce heat, partially cover pan and simmer until beans are tender, probably 1 to 1-1/2 hours, and can be mashed with a fork.
  7. Stir occasionally during this time and add more water if necessary.
  8. When cooked, drain water, discard ginger and rinse beans.
  9. Fry ground meat with garlic, salt, and onion.
  10. Drain fat and add meat to beans. Add other ingredients.
  11. Heat to boiling - reduce heat and simmer 15 - 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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
Ginger2 B B N B B B B B
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Condiment Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

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

Meat Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Beef2 A A A A N N B B

[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 be genetically modified .
[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.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Sep 11, 2010 at 09:41 PM By: Joe
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