One thing I absolutely love about Fall is football season. My love for football started back in high school when I was part of the color guard team. I was *forced* to attend all of my high school’s football games. I knew nothing about football which made it pretty boring at first. I had two options: learn more about football or spend my Friday nights looking for the best free solitaire games I could find, while bored out of my mind. Eventually I learned the rules of football and I started to enjoy the games and cheering on my team. My love for football increased when I went to college and joined the color guard team for my school. College football is taken very seriously in the south and I am now a fanatic. Go Gamecocks!
My fiance and I usually eat “Game Day Hotdogs” most Saturdays during the fall. Since, I am avoiding nightshades at the moment I really wanted to create a hot dog chili that was nightshade free.
1 lb ground beef
2 cups faux-mato sauce (recipe below or use 2 cups of diced tomatoes if you aren’t nightshade free)
3/4 cup chicken broth (or flavor of your choice–low sodium)
1/2 bell pepper, cut into chunks
1/4 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp chili powder (leave out for nightshade free)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
In a skillet over medium-hight heat, brown the ground beef. Add all the ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on LOW for 4 hours or HIGH for 2 hours. Once cooked, using a immersion blender (or a regular blender), puree the chili until the desired consistency is reached.
Serve over Hot Dogs (I use Apple Gate Farms Hot Dogs, but they do contain nightshades)
1 medium zucchini
1 Tbsp chopped onion
1/2 medium beet, peeled
5 oz. carrots
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp basil
1 tsp rosemary
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Season to taste.
Net Carb Count*:
Low Carb Hot Dog Chili: 35 net carbs (for the entire recipe–makes about 4 cups)
Low Carb Faux-mato Sauce: 25 net carbs (for the entire recipe–makes about 2 cups)
*Note carb counts are estimated based on the products I used. Check nutrition labels for accurate carb counts and gluten information.
Do you like football? I would love to hear what your favorite team is in the comments below! 🙂