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Paleo Chili | the Original All Meat & Veggie Chili

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5 from 93 reviews

This paleo chili recipe is even better than the traditional kind. It’s hearty, filling and full of delicous flavor from veggies & meat.

Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) oil
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, diced, about 1 large onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery, about 1 stalk
  • 1 1/2 cups carrots,peeled and diced, about 4 medium carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4 cups zucchinis, diced, about 23 medium zucchinis
  • 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 15 ounce can diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. In your seasoned skillet or 5-6 quart large cast iron pot, brown beef and garlic. Cook over medium heat until beef is thoroughly cooked and browned. Drain off excess fat, set aside.
  2. Add oil, onions, celery, carrots, and seasonings to the skillet and cook until translucent over medium-high heat, about 5-7 minutes. Once onions are golden and veggies are midway cooked, add zucchini and cook for 2 minutes, making sure you stir everything well.
  3. Add cooked beef, tomato puree/sauce, and tomatoes into the pot and stir well. Bring everything to a boil, stirring frequently, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Check on the amazing mixture every so often and stir. Serve immediately.

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Notes

This is a very thick chili recipe. Add up to 1 cup of additional liquid (tomato sauce or water) to thin out the sauce if you prefer.

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