Today I present to you a recipe that is not only easy to make, it’s incredibly tasty to boot. This is a slow cooker chilli with a twist, it is choc-full of testosterone boosting ingredients that lend themselves perfectly to muscle growth.
You’ll need a slow cooker, chopping board, knife, a tin opener and big ol’ spoon. The recipe yields 6 servings. Serve with rice to boost the calories and carb content if you wish. Sometimes I’ll add in tortilla chips as a treat that also takes the calories up way past 1,000 which is great if you’re looking to bulk up.
The slow cooker chilli
2kg lean mince (Beef, pork, turkey)
I tend to use beef here as the base for my slow cooker chilli as it has been shown on countless occasions to raise testosterone levels due its high levels of Zinc, Iron and vitamin b12. It also packs a serious punch when it comes to protein and healthy fats – both fantastic for T production.
4 cloves of garlic
Garlic is an amazing T booster due to its high levels of quercetin. This gives garlic anti-inflamatory properties and is also a very potent nitric oxide booster.
Onions also contain quercetin which is fantastic for T production. This together with garlic may give you stinky breath but it’ll certainly put a little bit more hair on your chest so I’d say it’s worth it.
3 bell peppers
Bell peppers have got great T boosting vitamins and minerals including folate, vitamin C and potassium.
2 tins of kidney beans
All types of beans are great for health in general and pack a high amount of protein per gram. Just be sure to wash them before cooking or face the windy consequences.
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
This is mainly for the taste and a saucy base for the recipe. However tomatoes are actually a very healthy food which can aid in healthy hormonal function due to their high levels of vitamin A & B and fibre.
1 pack of chilli spice mix
This is mainly to add lots of taste to the dish BUT spices have been shown to aid in digestive health, hormonal health and brain function in the past, so load up on spices if you want to experience some great benefits.
3 large avocados
These fat bombs are amazing for testosterone production. They contain lots of Vitamin E, which is great but they are also full of Saturate and Mono-unsaturated fats which have been correlated with higher testosterone production and are without a doubt my favourite way of increasing my fat intake.
Spinach has got lots of magnesium, iron and vitamin b6 which all help to boost testosterone, increase nitric oxide and can also help protect against cancer.
250g rice (optional)
Rice is a fantastic way of getting in some much needed calories if you’re bulking, it also tastes brilliant with chilli.
50g tortilla chips (optional)
I love tortilla chips, they give that full-on mexican vibe to the meal and taste brilliant. If you can afford the extra couple of hundred calories then treat yourself. Nothing tops off a slow cooker chilli like some tortilla chip goodness.
- Cut up your veg & garlic & empty into the slow cooker.
- Add in half the pack of spice mix & half the tin of chopped tomatoes.
- Drain kidney beans & add into the slow cooker.
- Add in the mince and the rest of the spice mix. Mix everything up.
- Cook on low for 6-8hrs.
- Whilst everything is cooking, evenly distribute spinach and avocado into 6 containers.
- When it’s all cooked, divide into the 6 containers.
- This recipe freezes well so put portions in the freezer if they’re not going to be consumed within the next couple of days.
Below is the macronutrient and micronutrient breakdown of the slow cooker chilli without rice or tortilla chips;
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 36 g||55 %|
|Saturated Fat 8 g||39 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 361 mg||15 %|
|Potassium 232 mg||7 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 25 g||8 %|
|Dietary Fiber 9 g||37 %|
|Sugars 9 g|
|Protein 72 g||143 %|
|Vitamin A||4 %|
|Vitamin C||288 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
This slow cooker chilli recipe is incredibly easy and requires minimum effort – perfect for those on the go with little time to be slaving over the stove. Give it a go and see what you think. You never know, a slow cooker chilli could save your gains.