This black bean sweet potato chili is naturally gluten-free and grain-free and has Southwestern flavors of chili powder, cumin and oregano. You can use dried beans or canned, as you like. I enjoy this meal with quinoa, brown rice or, if I really have my act together, Nut Pesto Green Rice (recipe here
Grass-fed beef renders less fat in my experience than grain-fed, so you may not have much beef fat in your pan after you sauté it. If not, you can add a bit of oil to cook the onions and garlic. We also prefer not to have it in the pan while the vegetables are cooking. It keeps its tenderness better that way.