I made this gluten free chili without tomatoes because I have a tomato allergy. I also made this chili without beans and is gluten-free. I miss the sweetness that tomatoes bring to a good chili recipe, but I found a way to sweeten it up this recipe without tomatoes. It can be made as mild or hot as you wish. Just skip the cheese topping and it will be dairy free, too. My husband and I really enjoyed this gluten free chili recipe and hope that you will, too!
A gluten free chili recipe without tomatoes or beans, sweetened with stevia.
1 lb. lean ground beef
1-2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
1/2 large green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 large red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced, pressed or grated
2 1/4 cups homemade or gluten free low-sodium chicken broth
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1/3 teaspoon stevia powder (I used Stevita brand)*
1/3 teaspoon ground cumin
1/3 teaspoon dried thyme
1/3 teaspoon ground oregano
20 turns fresh ground black pepper
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or less if you don’t like much heat)
2 Tablespoons potato starch
4 Tablespoons water
Salt to taste
Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (Follow Your Heart brand is dairy-free) (optional for topping)
Chopped onion (optional for topping)
In a pre-heated and pre-oiled pan, sauté onion and bell peppers; then add garlic in; saute for 2 more minutes; and set aside.
In a large skillet, brown beef.
Lower heat to medium-low to low and add sautéed vegetables; and stir.
Add all dried ingredients (except for the potato starch) and chicken broth; stir.
In a tightly sealed left over container add potato starch and water; close lid; and shake until well combined.
Increase temperature on stove and add flour mixture; stir until thickened.
Serve over white rice; or stir the rice in.
Serve it in a hallowed bread roll.
Serve as is.
Top with cheese and/or onion, if desired.
You can use other thickeners such as corn starch, tapioca flour, potato flour or tapioca starch. You just need to mix it with a bit of water and add a little bit at a time until it reaches the desired thickness.
*Spoonable Stevita brand stevia sugar equivalents are approximately 1/8 teaspoon stevia to 1 teaspoon sugar.