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Winter is fast approaching (and if you’ve just moved 4000 miles from the west coast to the farthest reaches of the east coast like Tara winter is well upon you). This recipe for paleo chili really hits the spot after you’ve shoveled your sidewalk or spend a day outside making snow angels and need to warm up right quick.

With just a few clicks on google you can easily find a base recipe to help you get started in making your own chili. We found this recipe over at Paleo Eats. It was super easy to make with just a few ingredients and if you have a hunkering to add your own goodness, it’s easy to change up (which of course we always like to change things up just a bit!)

We encourage you to stay local when buying your ingredients. Check your local farmer’s market for ground beef and vegetables and as always we made more than what the original recipe calls for so that we had extra for lunches and for stocking our freezer…

Quick Paleo Chili

The ingredients:

  • Olive Oil
  • garlic cloves (start with 4 and go from there)
  • 1 pepper (color is everything)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp chili powder (more if you like it spicy!)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)


Get out your knife and practice your cutting skills.

Heat up your olive oil (we used just about 2 tbsp) and toss in your garlic and onions for just a few minutes. Add your ground beef and let it brown for a bit then add your peppers!


Once the ground beef is all browned then it’s time to add the spices. Oh my goodness it’s going your mouth is going to start watering right about now…

Without mixing it up too much add in your diced tomatoes.

-Side note: The recipe we found made the suggestion of adding a can of tomato paste though it wasn’t used by the person posting the recipe. We decided to go ahead and use it to see how we liked it…

We liked it a lot.


Once everything is put together, simmer for about 20 minutes and then dish this up and Enjoy!!!

– Side Note: We cooked up a few small potatoes and put them at the bottom of the bowl. Made for extra hearty meal, though some would argue we just took the “paleo” out of the chili…Whether you agree or not one thing is for certain:

~ Now that’s good eatin folks!