Beefy Chili Stoup

Steph Wagner

November 8, 2019

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Beefy Chili Stoup

Ground beef, chili beans, celery, carrots and chili powder

Thick and hearty like chili, with soft fresh vegetables like soup


Why post-ops have to be careful of soup

Beefy Chili Stoup is name inspired by Rachael Ray’s made up term of “stoup” (soup + chili) and one that I often use on this website.

You see, soup is not the best choice for post-op bariatric patients. I know, it’s so annoying. We always think of soup as low calorie and super enjoyable on a rainy or cold day. So what’s the issue with soup?

The texture.

The reason fluids with food is not recommended after surgery is because gastric emptying (how fast food moves through the stomach) is much faster after any weight loss surgery procedure.

To get the most out of your surgery, you want to eat foods that are dense and hearty with lean protein. While chicken and vegetables in a soup is a great idea nutritionally, you can likely eat more of it and will get hungry faster than had you eaten…chicken and vegetables on a plate.

The solution

Chili and stews have been a great answer to a thick and filling protein dense meal that has the enjoyment of soup (warm and comforting) without the extra broth and liquid.

Omit rice or potatoes and a stew will work great! (Recipes below) Or with this “stoup” you can have the flavor of chili but add in a few vegetables for texture and flavor change.

Chili, Stoup and Stew recipes

From left to right: Cowboy Stew (member recipe), Mexican Lime Chicken Stew, Cheeseburger Stew, Instant Pot Classic Chili, Sweet Chipotle Turkey Chili, Sunday’s Beef Stoup

Cowboy Stew | Weight Loss Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.MeMexican Lime Chicken Stew | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.MeCheeseburger Stew | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.MeInstant Pot chili recipe high in protein and great for post bariatric surgery patients! Fast, easy and yummy plus extras for leftovers and lunches. #gastricsleeveinstantpot #gastricbypassinstantpot #foodcoachmeSweet Chipotle Turkey Chili | Bariatric Surgery Recipes | FoodCoach.MeBeef Soup with green beans and squash made in an Instant Pot for bariatric surgery patients
Ground beef, chili beans, celery, carrots and chili powder

Beefy Chili Stoup

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Stove Top
Keyword: Dairy Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 248kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
Cost: $2.92 per serving
Hearty like a classic chili with a few fresh vegetables to add texture. A bariatric friendly blend of chili and soup!
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  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup kidney beans rinsed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 10 baby carrots or 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder


  • In a large dutch oven on medium high heat, brown the ground beef. Drain.
  • Return to heat and add chili powder. Stir until coated. Add all other ingredients.
  • Turn heat to a low simmer. Close the lid and allow to heat another 10 minutes or until ready to serve.
  • To keep from intaking too much liquid with your solid protein meal, use a slotted spoon to serve OR eat with a fork.


Serving: 4oz | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 768mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4130IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 5mg
Nutrition Facts
Beefy Chili Stoup
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 70mg23%
Sodium 359mg16%
Potassium 768mg22%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 4130IU83%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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