Bloody Mary Chilli (don't say her name 10 times in the mirror!)

In my pre-teens years, my friends and I would freak ourselves out saying Bloody Mary into the mirror 10 times. She never appeared, thankfully, but the thought still terrifies me. 

In my 20's I preferred the vodka-laced version. But these days I adore a Bloody Mary spice blend from a local vendor at our local Green Market. His name is Driss, and his company is Hadaya Spice. You can find him in PBG on Sundays. Tell him I say "Hi!"

This recipe is super simple. In fact, I'm just going to list the ingredients and the steps in between pics of the process. 

Feel free to use your own favorite chilli recipe and just add the spice mix. I love serving it inside a halved bell pepper with a green salad on the side.

 

{Ingredients}

  • 1 lb Grass-fed Ground Beef
  • 1 lb Pastured Pork Sausage
  • 1 Lb Pasture-raised Ground Turkey
  • 3 Slices of Nitrate-free Pastured Bacon
  • 1 28 oz BPA-free container of Diced or Crushed Tomatoes 
  • 1/2-1 Cup of Bone Broth
  • 1 Packet of Bloody Mary Seasoning (from Hadaya spice)

{Tools}

  • Dutch oven or I love to use an Instant Pot, pressure cooker

Sad Side note: My beloved Instant Pot was destroyed in my worst kitchen fail to date. Note to self:  When your child asks to help you cook and you are juggling 10 things, it's ok to say "Not now!"

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Back to the {Recipe}...

1. Chop whatever veggies you enjoy in your chilli. For me, this time I chose shallots and garlic. 2. Dice up the 3 uncooked bacon slices.

1. Chop whatever veggies you enjoy in your chilli. For me, this time I chose shallots and garlic.

2. Dice up the 3 uncooked bacon slices.

3. Saute Bacon bits in your pot until slightly crisp. 4. Add veggies and saute until translucent.

3. Saute Bacon bits in your pot until slightly crisp.

4. Add veggies and saute until translucent.

5. Add the meat and brown slightly in the pot. 6. The fun part! Season it up. Add the whole pack of Bloody Mary and a few generous pinches of salt. 7. Add the tomatoes and bone broth. 8. Set the Instant Pot on Manual for 20 minutes. If you are using a regular pot, bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer until the flavors meld, 45-60 min. 9. Once cooked, I like to stir in about 1-2 T of molasses to add a little smoky sweetness.

5. Add the meat and brown slightly in the pot.

6. The fun part! Season it up. Add the whole pack of Bloody Mary and a few generous pinches of salt.

7. Add the tomatoes and bone broth.

8. Set the Instant Pot on Manual for 20 minutes. If you are using a regular pot, bring to a boil and then reduce and simmer until the flavors meld, 45-60 min.

9. Once cooked, I like to stir in about 1-2 T of molasses to add a little smoky sweetness.

10. I like to use a potato masher to break up the meat chunks.

10. I like to use a potato masher to break up the meat chunks.

Voila! This is a great idea for Halloween night. If you are hosting a group serve in some red bell pepper halves to make it look extra red and bloody!

Bon Appetit!

Btw, I have found F[r] Metabolism and Tabata classes to save me from myself when the sugar-monster inside is awakened by this holiday. Incinerate that extra sugar by getting your redefined booty to classes and training!