Paleo Chili
Recipe type: Soup
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Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 3 slices of uncooked bacon, diced
  • 1½lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp combination of red chili peppers and jalapeños, diced
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced. Be sure to reserve the juices. You'll add them to the chili.
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 C beef broth
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp ground chipotle pepper
  • ½ tsp cornstarch to thicken
  • salt to taste
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook the bacon.
  2. Add the onion and peppers and sauté until tender. Add the garlic and cook until tender.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
  4. Add the spices, broth and tomatoes and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add the cocoa powder and cider vinegar. Simmer for 20-30 more minutes.
  6. Stir in the cornstarch. Simmer for another 10 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  7. Serve with cheese, sour cream and/or green onions.
Adapted from the Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson and Jennifer Meier.

Cornstarch isn't considered paleo but I added a little to my recipe to thicken it up a little. The amount I added is so small that it doesn't really affect the carb count in this recipe. You could also add some tomato paste (I suggest organic, low sodium, no sugar added) to thicken it. Unfortunately, I did not have any tomato paste.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 C Calories: 170 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 9g Sugar: 4g Sodium: 420mg Protein: 19g
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