In the colder months, we become a soup family.
Actually, we are always a soup family, but it becomes even more intense in the colder season.
Not only are soups warming and delicious, I love that I can stock them full of bone broths to heal the gut lining.
After struggling with gut problems for years, gut health is a big deal for me!
Nearly 70% of the immune system is housed in the gut, so enriching your diet with gut healing foods is a great way to practice preventative medicine.
One of the ways we do this is by sipping on bone broth during the week or adding it to soups and recipes. Like this one!
Not only does bone broth heal the gut (you can read more about that here), but it’s also rich in nutrients!
Bone broth is a great source for amino acids and minerals. Plus, the collagen rich broth heals the joints and keeps the skin looking youthful.
Place rinsed beans in the instant pot. Cover with 1 inch of water (about 6+ cups) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes. Manually release, drain and set aside. After cooking the beans, turn your instant pot to saute.
Add olive oil, onion and garlic, saute for a couple of minutes.
Add ground beef and use a metal spatula to break up into pieces. Cook beef until browned.
Add all remaining ingredients except for the chia seeds.
Stir chili then turn instant pot to 22 minutes and cook on high.
Allow it to naturally release (about 15 minutes).
If you like a thicker chili, add in chia seeds and stir.
Serve. Top with your favorite chili toppings. Enjoy!
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