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Atkins Ancho Macho Chili
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 165 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Moderate









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  • 5 lb Beef Top Sirloin (Trimmed to 1/8" Fat)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 3 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
  • 4 clove Garlic
  • 3 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 14 1/2 oz Red Tomatoes (with Green Chilies, Canned)
  • 6 fl oz Red Table Wine


Cooking evaporates alcohol, which is why this recipe is suitable for Induction despite the red wine. But feel free to use chicken broth instead. Jarred roasted garlic cloves can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets or simply mince a whole clove of garlic. 
  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Season beef with salt and pepper. Heat 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a Dutch oven over high heat. Add one-third of the beef and brown on all sides, about 1 minutes per side. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl and repeat two more times with beef and oil. 
  4. Chop the onion and add to a Dutch oven preheated with the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil.  Finely minced the garlic, add it to the pan and cook with the onion until lightly browned. Stir in chili powder, tomatoes and wine; bring to a simmer. Return beef and accumulated juices to Dutch oven.  Cover and bake 2 1/2 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking time, until beef is very tender.  One serving is about 3/4-1 cup.

Cooking Tip

Add garlic powder or vegetable seasoning to the beef while seasoning to add extra flavor!

How to Calculate Atkins Net Carbs

Atkins Net Carbs = Total Carbohydrates – Fiber – Sugar Alcohols/Glycerin (if applicable)