Cannellini Bean Chili with Beef

This very easy recipe is packed with protein. The beef addition adds an iron boost that a lot of us with gluten sensitivities need.


  • 1 cup dry cannellini (white kidney) beans
  • 1/2 half pound ground beef
  • Sprig rosemary
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese

To prepare beans: Boil beans with a few cups of water and rosemary for two minutes. Cover and let sit for an hour. Drain and rinse. Remove rosemary.

  1. Saute onions until soft with a little salt
  2. Break up beef over onions
  3. Add rest of ingredients (except cheese)
  4. Cook on stovetop over low heat adding water as needed–about 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Top with grated cheese.