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(modified slightly from a recipe shared by Melissa Knudson, MS, RD)

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped (chop ~10 minutes prior to heating to preserve the anti-cancer activity)
  • 12 oz. package Green Giant Harvest Burgers® for recipes™ (in the freezer at your grocery store)
  • 15 oz. can white kidney beans (cannellini beans) - drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz. can black beans - drained and rinsed
  • 2 -16 oz. cans diced tomatoes
  • 16 oz. can pumpkin (plain)
  • 4 oz. can chopped green chilis
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1-2 bottles of beer as additional liquid (optional - non-alcoholic beer works very well)


  • Saute garlic and onion in oil over medium high heat until limp (2-4 minutes).
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix evenly.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer on low for 1 hour

Don't let the name of this recipe scare you. It is deliciously different. Freeze left-overs in single serving containers or eat the remainder for lunches during the week.


In my book, I have included the names of several dozen cookbooks which feature recipes that are compatible with (or that can be modified to fit) the ultra-healthy diet I follow, including some resources which are free.

I am also collecting recipes to include in a future edition of my book as well as to be featured on "Menus and recipes".   I have asked readers to send me any recipes that they have found to be great-tasting and easy to prepare, and that emphasize the nutritional guidelines which are outlined in my book.  I will also consider taking people's favorite "normal" recipes and posting versions which are modified for maximal cancer prevention.

If you have a recipe you wish to submit for possible inclusion in either my book or on this web page, please send it to me.  If the recipe is from a cookbook or other printed source, please include the name, author, and publisher of the source so that I can ask for permission to reprint the recipe.  If it is a recipe you created, or a family favorite, please indicate that, also.

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P.O. Box 130221, Ann Arbor, MI  48113


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