Diabetic Chili Recipe

This is my diabetic chili recipe. There are a couple of things about this recipe that are unusual. However, I think you will agree that the changes are worth while.

First, I use sirloin for the meat. Sirloin is somewhat expensive compared with stew beef, that many people use for chili recipes. However, I really like getting very lean meat to keep the fat content down.

Second, I use dry beans and not canned beans. Is this a pain in the butt? You bet cha! However, next time you are in the grocery store, take a look at the sodium content of a can of beans. Most cans are 2-4 servings, so multiply the amount of sodium listed accordingly. I was blown away. While it takes a little more preparation, you will notice the beans taste much better and your body will appreciate less sodium. Also, using dry beans and soaking them helps reduce the gas producing properties of the beans.

Please Note: The recipe calls for 1/2 cup of dry beans. This assumes that the final yield will be 2 cups after soaking and cooking. Please adjust the amount you use depending upon the packages directions.

Diabetic Chili Recipe

Serves 5
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 9 hours
This is my diabetic chili recipe. There are a couple of things about this recipe that are unusual. However, I think you will agree that the changes are worth while. First, I use sirloin for the meat. Sirloin is somewhat expensive compared with stew beef, that many people use for chili recipes. However, I really like getting very lean meat to keep the fat content down.

Ingredients

  • 1lb Beef Sirloin
  • 1/2 cup Dry Kidney Beans
  • 1/2 cup Dry Black Beans
  • 29oz Petit Cut Tomatoes, No Salt Added (Diced)
  • 8oz Tomato Sauce, No Salt
  • 2 Medium Onions
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 2 Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 5oz Low Fat Grated Chedder Cheese

Directions

Step 1. Soak the beans overnight in seperate containers, approximately 8 hours. Place the containers in the refrigerator. The next morning drain the water.
Step 2. Cut Sirloin into bite size pieces. Lightly brown the sirloin in a pan. You can choose to just add the raw sirloin to the crock pot. The meat should cook all the way through if you cook the chili for the full 8 to 10 hours. I prefer to brown it first, however.
Step 3. Chop the green pepper and onion. Mince the garlic. Add these ingredients and all other ingredients to the slow cooker.
Step 4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 8-10 hours.
Step 5. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories433
Total Fat8g
Sat. Fat 3g
Cholesterol58mg
Sodium347mg
Total Carbs.45g
Dietary Fiber14g
Sugars11g
Protein46.2g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This diabetic chili recipe is based on 5 servings. Also, check out the dietary fiber content. Awesome!

If you want, substitute 1 pound of 95% lean ground sirloin. It tastes great and is a little lower in calories, fat, sodium and protein.

Diabetic Shredded Pork Recipe

My diabetic shredded pork recipe lets you have a classic American dish. Great for a tailgate or other get together.

I have reduced the sugar content and some of the sodium normally found in more traditional recipes. Some people complain about recipes that cut out high sugar and sodium content. Personally, I have a hard time eating these recipes now. I just like lower salt and sugar cooking.

Diabetic Shredded Pork Recipe

Serves 5
Prep time 7 hours
Cook time 5 hours
Total time 12 hours
My diabetic shredded pork recipe lets you have a classic American dish. Great for a tailgate or other get together. I have reducd the sugar content and some of the sodium normaly found in more traditional recipes. Some people complain about recipes that cut out high sugar and sodium content. Personnally, I have a hard time eating these recipes now. I just like lower salt and sugar cooking.

Ingredients

  • 2lb Boneless Pork Shoulder
  • 3/4 cups Ketchup
  • 1oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 cup Celery (Diced)
  • 1/4 cup Onion
  • 1oz Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcester Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 5 Reduced Calorie Buns

Directions

Step 1. Put Pork in Crock Pot.
Step 2. Chop the onion and celery. In a large bowl, combine the diced onion and celery, and ketchup, lemon juice, vinegar, worcester sauce, brown sugar, pepper and water. Stir.
Step 3. Pour mixture over pork. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 5-7 hours, or until pork is tender and pulls apart easily.
Step 4. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories374
Total Fat11.6g
Sat. Fat3.6g
Cholesterol109mg
Sodium748.8mg
Total Carbs.28g
Dietary Fiber3.5g
Sugars13g
Protein39g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 5 servings.

Diabetic Corned Beef Recipe – And Cabbage Too!

Here is my diabetic corned beef recipe. I love corned beef and cabbage, but the dish is a difficult one to make healthy. The big problem is that when the beef is corned, it takes on a massive amount of salt. I mean a truly ridiculous amount. There really isn’t a whole lot you can do about it. So, if you are on a low sodium diet, you may want to check out some of the other slow cooker recipes on this site.

One major change I did to this recipe is that I eliminated the potatoes and substituted rutabaga. Check out the nutrition table at the bottom of the recipe to see why.

Diabetic Corned Beef Recipe – And Cabbage Too!

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 7 hours
Total time 7 hours, 10 minutes
Here is my diabetic corned beef recipe. I love corned beef and cabbage, but the dish is a difficult one to make healthy. The big problem is that when the beef is corned, it takes on a massive amount of salt. I mean a truly ridiculous amount. There really isn’t a whole lot you can do about it. So, if you are on a low sodium diet, you may want to check out some of the other slow cooker recipes on this site. One major change I did to this recipe is that I eliminated the potatoes and substituted rutabaga. I know all you traditionalists out there are going to be calling the change sacrilege. How can you possibly have a corn beef and cabbage recipe without potatoes? Just try it. You may actually like it.

Ingredients

  • 1.5lb Corned Beef
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1lb Carrots
  • 3 cups Water
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 6 cups Rutabaga (Diced)
  • 1 head Cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

Directions

Step 1. Dice the onion and rutabaga. Mince garlic. Put onion, rutabaga, garlic and carrots in bottom of the crock pot.
Step 2. Put the beef on top of the vegetables.
Step 3. Cut the cabbage in quarters. Put on top of the beef. Add all other ingredients.
Step 4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 7-8 hours. Your cooking time may vary, so stop cooking when the meat and veggies are tender.
Step 5. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories325
Total Fat16g
Sat. Fat5g
Cholesterol79mg
Sodium1023mg
Total Carbs. 28g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars13g
Protein19g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 6 servings.

I know all you traditionalists out there are going to be calling the rutabaga for potato change sacrilege. I mean, how can you possibly have a corn beef and cabbage recipe without potatoes? Just try it. You may actually like it.

Some people might substitute parsnip instead. Check out the nutritional differences between the three raw ingredients. See how the rutabaga is much lower in carbs than the others!

Nutrition PotatoParsnipRutabaga
Calories17415075
Total Fat0g0g0g
Sat. Fat0g0g0g
Cholesterol0mg0g0mg
Sodium12mg20g42mg
Total Carbs.42g36g17g
Dietary Fiber6g11g6g
Sugars3g9g12g
Protein6g3g3g

 

 

Diabetic White Chili Recipe

white chili recipe

Something New? Try this diabetic white chili recipe. It is super low in sodium and uses less carbs than most comparable recipes. It has always been a fan favorite at our house.

I would note that to achieve the low sodium results, you will have to take an extra step. This recipe uses dried kidney and garbonzo (chickpeas) beans. The next time you pick up the canned version of these two beans, you will be astonished with the amount of salt in them.

Diabetic White Chili Recipe

Serves 5
Cook time 6 hours
Try this diabetic white chili recipe. It is super low in sodium and uses less carbs than most comparable recipes. It has always been a fan favorite at our house. I would note that to achieve the low sodium results, you will have to take an extra step. This recipe uses dried kidney and garbonzo (chikpeas) beans. The next time you pick up the canned version of these two beans, you will be astonished with the amount of salt in them.

Ingredients

  • 3/4lb Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 cup Dry White Kidney Beans
  • 1/2 cup Dry Garbonzo Beans
  • 14.5oz Corn, No Salt Added
  • 1 teaspoon Chicken Bouilion, Low Sodium
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1.5 cups Water
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

Directions

Step 1. Soak the beans overnight in seperate containers, approximately 8 hours. Place the containers in the refrigerator. The next morning drain the water.
Step 2. Cut chicken breasts into bite size pieces. Dice onion and mince garlic. Add these ingredients and olive oil to a non stick pan and cook until onion is tender and chicken is cooked through.
Step 3. Put all ingredients into the slow cooker.
Step 4. Set the crock pot to low and cook for 6-8 hours.
Step 5. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories262
Total Fat5g
Sat. Fat 1g
Cholesterol41mg
Sodium64mg
Total Carbs.28g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Sugars5g
Protein32g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 5 servings

Diabetic Black Bean Soup Recipe

Hearty diabetic black bean soup recipe. This soup is a great appetizer or meal. I also like this recipe because black beans are a fantastic source of dietary fiber and nutrients.

One key aspect of this recipe is that I use dry black beans, not canned beans. Why is this important? First, canned beans have a tremendous amount of salt. Soups are notorious for high salt content. Using dry beans eliminates a lot of salt. Second, they taste better. Third, soaking the beans removes some of the gas producing enzymes of the beans.

This recipe calls for 1 cup of black beans. I am looking for it to yield approximately 4 cups once the beans are soaked and cooked. Please adjust the recipe accordingly, depending upon the package of dry beans you purchase.

Diabetic Black Bean Soup Recipe

Serves 4
Prep time 6 hours
Cook time 4 hours
Total time 10 hours
One key aspect of this recipe is that I use dry black beans, not canned beans. Why is this important? First, canned beans have a tremendous amount of salt. Soups are notorious fo high salt content. Using dry beans eliminates a lot of salt. Second, they taste better. Third, soaking the beans removes som of the gas producing enzymes of the beans. This recipe calls for 1 cup of black beans. I am looking for it to yield approximately 4 cups once the beans are soaked and cooked. Please adjust the recipe accordingly, depending upon the package of dry beans you purchase. If you want to eliminate more salt from the recipe, then look for even lower sodium broth.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Dry Black Beans
  • 14.5oz Stewed Tomatoes
  • 14.5oz Petit Tomatoes, no salt (Diced)
  • 14.5oz Corn, no salt added
  • 14.5oz Chicken Broth, Low salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin

Directions

Step 1. Soak Black Beans overnight, at least 8 hours in the refrigerator. Drain in the morning.
Step 2. Mince garlic.
Step 3. Combine all ingredients into slow cooker.
Step 4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 4-5 hours.
Step 5. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories257
Total Fat1.5
Total Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium589mg
Total Carbs.49g
Dietary Fiber15g
Sugars10g
Protein14.6g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 4 servings.

 

Diabetic Brisket Recipe

This Diabetic Brisket Recipe was not altered at all from the original non-diabetic beef brisket recipe. I cannot emphasize how easy AND good this recipe is to make.

I (and soon to be you!) have Dave Baker to thank for sharing this creation. No, Dave is not a celebrity chef, but a long time friend of mine, who happens to be a great cook.

Dave made this at a recent party of his and it was a feeding frenzy. All the attendees loved it. Let’s get to the recipe.

Diabetic Brisket Recipe

Serves 6
Prep time 1 hour
Cook time 8 hours
Total time 9 hours
This Diabetic Brisket Recipe was not altered at all from the original non-diabetic beef brisket recipe. I cannot emphasize how easy AND good this recipe is to make. I (and soon to be you!) have Dave Baker to thank for sharing this creation. No, Dave is not a celebrity chef, but a long time friend of mine, who happens to be a great cook.

Ingredients

  • 2lb Beef Brisket
  • 2 Medium Onion
  • 12oz Chili Sauce, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon Celery Seed
  • 1 tablespoon Mustard Seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper

Directions

Step 1. Dice the onions and place in the bottom of the crockpot.
Step 2. Trim any excess fat from the brisket. Place brisket in the slow cooker on top of the onions.
Step 3. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the remaining ingredients. Stir until mixed thoroughly. Pour over brisket.
Step 4. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for approximately 8 hours, or until tender. I usually have to change the setting of the cooker to high for the last 1-2 hours.
Step 5. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories 291
Total Fat8.7g
Sat. Fat3g
Cholesterol39mg
Sodium113mg
Total Carbs.16.3g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Protein35g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 6 servings.

Thanks again Dave for a great diabetic brisket recipe

Diabetic Beef Stew Recipe

I made this diabetic beef stew recipe last night. I loved it and so did my whole family. While it tastes good, there are several aspects of the recipe that make it much healthier than a normal beef stew.

First, I use sirloin instead of stew beef. Yes, it is more expensive, but I typically use less than most comparable recipes. Portion control, does have its advantages!

Second, I don’t use potatoes. Instead, I use rutabaga. I know it is unusual, but it is very good. Some people like to substitute parsnip. Check out the nutritional differences between the three ingredients at the bottom of the page.

Diabetic Beef Stew Recipe

Serves 12
Cook time 8 hours
I made this diabetic beef stew recipe last night. I loved it and so did my whole family. While it tastes good, there are several aspects of the recipe that make it much healthier than a normal beef stew. First, I use sirloin instead of stew beef. Yes, it is more expensive, but I typically use less than most comparable recipes. Portion control, does have its advantages!

Ingredients

  • 1lb Beef Sirloin
  • 1 Medium Onion
  • 1 cup Carrots (Diced)
  • 1 cup Celery (Diced)
  • 14.5oz Petit Cut Tomatoes, No Salt Added (Diced)
  • 6oz Tomato Paste, No Salt
  • 1.5 cups Rutabaga (Diced)
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper

Directions

Step 1. Cut Sirloin into bite size pieces. Lightly brown the sirloin in a pan. You can choose to just add the raw sirloin to the crock pot. The meat should cook all the way through if you cook the chili for the full 8 to 10 hours. I prefer to brown it first, however.
Step 2. Chop the onion, carrots, celery and rutabaga. Add these ingredients and all other ingredients to the slow cooker.
Step 3. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for 8-10 hours.
Step 4. Enjoy

 

Nutritional Information 
Calories 415
Total Fat9g
Sat. Fat 3g
Cholesterol87mg
Sodium281mg
Total Carbs.32g
Dietary Fiber9g
Sugars20g
Protein52g

The nutritional content above is approximate, per serving. This dish is based on 3 servings.

NutritionPotatoParsnipRutabaga
Calories17415075
Total Fat0g0g0g
Sat. Fat0g0g0g
Cholesterol0mg0mg0mg
Sodium12mg20mg42mg
Total Carbs.42g36g18g
Fiber6g11g6g
Sugars3g9g12g
Protein6g3g3g