Paleo Crock Pot Chili

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Chili is just one of those great hearty meals that always seems best in the cold months of the year.  Or in LA, when the temperature dips below 60.  Last year, my girlfriend came up with a great recipe for a paleo chili, so I asked her to write out the recipe so I can share it here.  I can’t wait to make this during the next couple months especially since ski season is starting, and nothing tastes better than a big bowl of chili after a day on the hill.

 

Paleo Crock Pot Chili
 
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Heat bacon fat in a large pan over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and onion; saute until tender but do not burn.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook until about medium (just long enough to brown most of the meat).
  4. Once browned, add meat/garlic/onion mixture to the crock-pot.
  5. In no particular order, add in the celery, bell pepper, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, cacao powder, chipotle peppers (if used) and spices.
  6. Stir all ingredients well and set Crock-Pot to low and cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
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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Comments

  1. This looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it. I love the things cocoa powder does it a chili – tastes so rich.

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