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Paleo Crock Pot Chili


This delicious chili is paleo-friendly, and features ground beef, onion, garlic, peppers, tomatoes, and tons of flavorful spices. Give this recipe a try, you'll love it I promise you!

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  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup 100% cacao powder see note
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (from can – make sure they are wheat-free), sliced (see note)


Servings 8


Step 1

Heat bacon fat in a large pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion; sauté until tender but do not burn.

Add the ground beef and cook until about medium, just long enough to brown most of the meat. Once browned, add meat/garlic/onion mixture to the crock-pot.

In no particular order, add in the celery, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cacao powder, chipotle peppers (if used) and spices.
Stir all ingredients well and set Crock-Pot to low and cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.

Serve and enjoy!


With the chipotle peppers, you can only use the adobo sauce if you prefer to keep the chipotle flavor with less heat. Using 100% cacao powder gives the chili a full, rounded flavor—similar to a mole. Be sure it is 100% and not containing any hidden sugars, soy lecithin or added cacao butter. I use the 100% powder from ChocoVivo.

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