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Skip the Beans with this Paleo Chili Recipe!

Ever since my husband’s cancer diagnosis 2 years ago, I have been searching for good nutritional changes for our entire family.  I have yet to settle on one…but the Paleo diet has intrigued me ever since I first heard of it (mainly because it seems to make sense to me). I am a believer in less carbs and more protein, but I don’t like the idea of avoiding fruit (I eat it all the time and who can say no to kids who want to eat fruit?).  Anyway, the Paleo diet encourages fruit and also seems to fit well into my family’s lifestyle.  I recently came across this chili recipe on (great website, too), and wanted to try it.  So I am going to… Tonight!  Do you have any good Paleo recipes?

Looks great with all those veggies on top!

Looks great with all those veggies on top….and the beans will likely not be missed!











Paleo Chili (crockpot optional)





    • 2 lbs. of ground beef
    • 1 onion, diced
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 1 red and 1 green bell pepper, both diced
    • 1 cup of carrots, finely diced
    • 1 cup of celery, diced
    • 1 jalapeno, minced
    • (1) 28-ounce can of crushed or stewed tomatoes
    • (1) 14-ounce can of diced tomatoes
    • (1) 15-ounce can of tomato sauce
    • 3 tbs. of chili powder
    • 1 tbs. of oregano
    • 1 tbs. of basil
    • 2 tsp. of cumin
    • 1 tsp. of salt
    • 1 tsp. pepper
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/2 tsp. of cayenne
  • About 4 pieces of bacon, fried and crumbled
  • 1 or 2 avocados, diced


  1. Saute onions and garlic together in a large saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add ground beef to the saucepan, and brown
  3. Drain excess fat
  4. Transfer the cooked onions, garlic and meat to your crockpot
  5. Add all vegetables and spices (except garnish ingredients) to the crockpot (*from Whitney: I’m not using crockpot…just big pot for a few hours)
  6. Give it all a good stir
  7. Set crockpot to low and allow to slow cook for about 6 hours
  8. Spoon into individual bowls
  9. Garnish with crumbled bacon and avocado slices
  10. Serve hot and enjoy!

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