DEUCE Nutrition: Meaty Chili Meal Prep

Are you still training without consideration for your nutrition? Progress gets easy really quick when you get specific with your food to accomplish your goals. Along the way, you might find yourself needing to prepare simple, effective, and delicious meals to keep life moving at its proper pace. 

That’s why I’m sharing with you a staple in my household, which is adapted from the good folks at Culinary Hill. Consider the meat in this recipe variable and I encourage you to use that variable to try unique meats. I’ve used this exact recipe to make venison, axis deer, yak, and even regular beef chili. It’s simple and you’ll have enough food for meals throughout the week!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and chopped (see note 1)
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder (see note 2)
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 pounds ground meat of choice
  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans kidney beans drained and rinsed (see note 3)
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes with green chiles undrained
  • 1 (28 ounce) can tomato purée
  • 1 bay leaf

3 Easy Steps: 

1.First, heat some olive oil over medium-high heat. Sauté onions, bell pepper, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, thyme, chipotle chili pepper or cayenne, and the salt and pepper. Continue to sauté until the vegetables soften, maybe 7 to 10 minutes.

2.Stir in the garlic, then add the venison. If you’re using ground venison, break up the larger clumps with a wooden spoon. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. 5 minutes ought to do it.

3.Then add the (drained and rinsed) beans, tomatoes, and tomato purée, and bring the contents to a simmer. Cover the pot and cook for 30 minutes, then cook for 30 minutes longer with the lid off.

Enjoy some hot out of the pot and pack the rest up in tupperware for a protein-rich meal or snack throughout the week. And, if you’re ready to change your body, enroll in DEUCE Nutrition 101 or 202 today!


Logan Gelbrich 


4/30/21 WOD


Complete 4 rounds for quality of:
8 Pendlay Rows
12 Fat Bar Inverted Rows
8 Pallof Press (ea)

Then, EMOM 12
Min 1: 20 KB Pass Throughs
Min 2: 6 Back Squats
Min 3: 7th Street Run


Tempo Front Squat

Then, complete 2 rounds for quality of:
:90 Handstand Hold

Then, complete the following for time:
Russian KB Swing (70/53)
Lateral Skier Jumps

Then, complete 2 rounds for time of:
15 Overhead Squats (115/75)
12 Box Overs
9 Handstand Push Ups


Take 13 minutes to build to a heavy single in the snatch..

Then, perform 3 rounds for quality of:
10 KB Windmills (ea)
20 Windshield Wipers

Then, complete the following for time:
Chest-to-bar Pull Ups
DB Thrusters (50/35)