Easy Paleo Keto Chili
Everyone knows how satisfying a big bowl of chili can be on a cold day. It’s true comfort food and this low-carb, easy Paleo Keto Chili recipe is soon to be your favorite comforting meal any time you want to something healthy and nourishing to warm up.
This Chili is Unique
My paleo Keto chili is a bean free, Keto-friendly, veggie packed, low-carb Paleo chili.
There is no sacrificing taste, flavor, or nutrients with this bean free chili.
Another Versatile Meal
One thing to remember when making this low-carb Paleo Keto Chili is how versatile it is and how many vegetables you can add with out losing the traditional chili taste.
I promise you won’t miss the beans! Beans are really just a filler, they don’t offer any flavor. It’s the right amount of chili powder, cumin, oregano, and peppers that make or break a bowl of chili, not the beans.
Some of the Health Benefits of this Low Carb Paleo Chili
Chili Peppers contain a compound called capsaicin, which can aid in metabolic function, increase blood flow, and strengthen your immune system.
Oregano is a natural antibiotic, antiviral, and antiparasitic and can be great for treating the common cold, nasal congestion, and beating a virus. It’s also helpful in stimulating appetite if you need help with that.
Cumin also works as an antibiotic and can help get rid of toxins through the kidney and colon. It’s a mild diuretic, can aid in digestion, and it’s calming to the nervous system.
When I Say Low Carb, I mean Low Carb!
Did I mention how low in carbs this chili is?
By using bone broth instead of tomato sauce, leaving out the beans, and adding nutrient-dense low starch veggies like kale and broccoli you get an amazing bowl of chili with only about 3 net carbs.
Some benefits of Pasture Raised Grass-Fed Beef
Quality matters so much when choosing meat.
The nutritional value of pasture raised grass-fed and finished beef is so far beyond that of conventional beef you may want to think twice about consuming anything but. Even if you just purchase grass fed beef for environmental reasons, its good to know the difference in nutritional value.
Grass-fed beef is:
- A significant source of CLA (conjugated linoleic acids), which can improve insulin sensitivity and overall inflammation
- Free of inflammatory and GMO grains Remember when we eat meat, we are eating what the animal ate
- Safer for consumers: Conventionally raised cattle have a much higher risk of infections and antibiotic resistant bacteria that will transfer to us when we eat them.
- Free of hormones and antibiotics: Grass-fed beef is completely free of added hormones and antibiotics. Conventionally raised, grain fed cattle are given hormones to cause rapid growth and increase weight. They are also given antibiotics to keep them from getting sick in the confined spaces they live in.
- Higher in Vitamins A and E: The grass eaten by pasture raised cows has a much higher nutrient count than grains. These nutrients are in the grass-fed meat we buy!
- Has more Omega 3 fatty acids: Grass-fed beef is higher in Omega 3’s and lower in Omega 6’s. While some omega-6 fatty acids are healthy, most people are consuming too many which can be can be inflammatory.
Put Your Own Spin On It
Again, this Low-Carb Paleo Chili is super versatile.
You can customize the amount of veggies you add, choose your favorite types, use humanely raised pork in place of some of the grass-fed beef, and play around with the amount of spices you add.
You can make this on the stove, in a slow cooker, or even an Instant Pot if you are super short on time. You can add fresh tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, you can even add cacao powder for a really deep rich flavor.
This low carb Paleo chili recipe includes 2 pounds of grass-fed beef, makes quite a large pot and really cuts back on meal prep time. This means you can eat for several days in a row or freeze batches to enjoy later.
It’s also super easy to cut this recipe in half if that is all you’ll need.
However you end up making it, don’t forget to top it with some diced avocado, cilantro, or a dairy free cheese of choice!
Paleo Chili (Keto, GAPS, bean free, dairy free)
- 2 pounds grass-fed organic ground beef can use 1 pound pork sausage
- 1 large onion large
- 4 cloves garlic
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cups broccoli or cauliflower mixed
- 6 stalks of Celery
- 2 medium zucchini
- 2 cups kale, chard, spinach, or greens of choice
- 1 bell pepper
- 2 ½ cups beef bone broth
- 1 7 oz can tomato paste
- 1 can crushed tomatoes optional
- 2-3 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp ancho chili powder
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Using a large skillet, heat 2-3 Tbsp. of olive over medium heat, add the chopped onion and cook for a few minutes before adding the ground beef.
- Cook the meat until almost done and then add the chopped garlic and cook for a few more minutes then turn off and set aside.
- In another large skillet (or the add to the beef if your skillet is large enough) cook the zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, celery, and bell pepper with ½ cup of the broth until soft.
- Add the tomato paste, crushed tomatoes (if using) and additional 2 cups of bone broth.
- Transfer all of the vegetables and meat into a very large skillet or pot and turn the stove on low heat.
- Add of of the spices to the pot and cook over low heat for another 15-20 minutes.
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