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The “secret” to this recipe is our use of mushrooms in place of beans. Mushrooms have about 3 grams of carbs per cup.
Most beans contain between 30 and 40 grams of carbs per cup.


3 pounds ground beef0
2 cups coarsely chopped onion (ie, 2 medium onions)20
3 hot Italian sausages, cut into small (about ½ inch) pieces6
3 cups sliced mushrooms. Use fresh, or 3   7 z cans9
3 tablespoons chili powder (from the spice section of your supermarket). Do not use “chili mix”. It contains
about 20 grams of carbs per pkg, and you will need 3 packages.
½ can (14 oz) canned tomatoes (or 1 cup tomato puree)14
2  7oz cans green chili peppers20
Total Carbohydrates83 grams
Serving Size-1/2 pound (3 soup ladels full)XXXXXXXXX
Carbohydrates per ½ lb serving14 grams


  • Put ground beef into a very large pot, and begin to heat it (covered) on high. (Do
  • not drain the beef at any time).
  • When pot is hot, lower heat to a “simmer” setting.
  • Add in onions and all other ingredients.
  • Simmer (covered) 20 minutes, or until beef is completely browned.
  • Stir every 5 minutes.

If desired, transfer to a casserole dish, cover with 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese, and bake at 400 until cheese

SERVING SIZE: Approximately ½ pound (3 soup ladels).

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