Today for lunch I tried something new. A company based in Oregon called Hometyles makes low carb chili and they were nice enough to send me some to try. They go the simple route and use real meats and beans for their recipes and because of that they say it only has 4 carbs per serving. That I can get behind. Four carbs for a meal I can make in seconds! Sounds like a dream.
I tried their Beef Chili recipe. I just tossed it in the microwave and in 90 seconds it was ready to eat. Hot and bubbly. When I first looked at the chili I wasn't sure what to make of it, but upon further inspection there's alot of texture which I liked. The texture comes from the beans that they use and the real beef. I actually even got a nice big piece of beef in one of my first bites. Some chili come out of a package more like a paste but this uses real ingrediants so it looks like chici should. Nothing on the ingredients list that doesn't sound like it shouldn't be there which is a great plus too. The second thing I noticed, as I do with any chili is the nice little ring of orange around the bowl. A lot of people look at this like grease, but a proper chili has a nice ring of oil from the chili powder in it. Its normal, and it meant to be. This chili has it and it should.
The Beef Chili has got pretty good flavor. Not too spicy either. If I had the time I would have loved to add some cheese and diced onions to the top. It would have really taken it to the next place. But even on its own its flavorful enough and filling. I wasn't hungry for more when I was done. I was full and content.
I liked it. There really isn't anyone else around that offers an option for us low carb folk that like chili. Its nice to know we have something available with little beans and lots of flavor. I may even try this again with a low carb tortilla and a hot dog. Why not.
If you want to try it you can order it on their website. Homestyles Beef Chili With Beans