Recipe by Lnldad
"Paleo (eating like our pre-agricultural revolution ancestors ate) chili is made without beans. In the west we typically include beans, but I think even non-paleo eaters will enjoy this deep smoky flavorful chili. This is best made a day ahead so the flavors can meld together. Serve with green onions and sour cream."
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dried chipotle pepper, stem removed
1 1/2 teaspoons
chopped yellow onion
chopped green bell pepper
chopped red bell pepper
garlic cloves, minced
spicy ground pork sausage
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 (28 ounce) can
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground black pepper
WARNING: I DID MAKE A FEW CHANGES! SLIGHT CHANGES!
I am doing the Whole 30 and I loved this, although I did cheat a bit. I ordered some Coconut Aminos, a substitute for Worcestershire sauce, but they won't be in for a week. So I cut the Worcestershire sauce in half. I also used beef instead of bison because I'm on a budget. So to reduce the fat, I simmered my sausage and beef in a separate pan!
We don't have to watch our sodium so the last change I made was I salted as I went. I salted the vegetables, salted the meat, salted the spices, salted after I added the tomatoes.
Lastly, I doubled this recipe and it was PERFECT. SO DELICIOUS.
I used this recipe because the spices that I normally use was gone. I wanted to try something a bit different and I had all the ingredients. I used canned chipotle peppers instead of dried. I also made the chili like I normally do by adding beans. I used venison for the meat. Oh, and I also used my own canned salsa. It was a bit more spicy then I'm used to but it was good. I added Greek yogurt to the top to help curb the heat. My boys had seconds.
This is an AWESOME recipe! The spice mix is so perfect. I have made this twice in the last two days for Christmas parties and have had numerous recipe requests. Paleo purists would not approve of Worcestershire sauce, but there are plenty of recipes out there to make your own. Or live it up and just use it. This is GREAT! The only addition I made was to add about 1/2 cup of tomato juice and 1/2 cup of beef broth to make it a little more soupy (and to make it go a little further). I also used just ground beef because that is what I had on hand. Amazing recipe, you won't be disappointed! Thanks for sharing with us!!
I hate to be one of those reviewers who make a bunch of changes to a recipe BUT I think it would only be more delicious made as written! I had beef on hand so that's what I used and I omitted the pork sausage (made up the difference with beef) and used only 2/3 of the chipotle pepper in order to keep the heat down for my 3 year old. Also, red and yellow pepper is what I had on hand. It's amazingly flavorful even without the omitted ingredients. I'd love to make a batch for just myself and my husband with all the spicy goodness but don't hesitate to make this for a family of all ages with some slight tweaks. This is going in our regular rotation!!!
Made this exactly as written, except that I put it all in the crock pot overnight instead of sauteeing everything. Delicious!!
Really good! Different spicing than my usual chili but a nice change! I used a whole green, red, and orange pepper and omitted the chipotle chili and used ground dried chipotle chili powder instead. I also used a pound of chicken sausage to cut down on fat and the flavor was still fantastic!
I am doing a Whole Life Challenge and was craving some chili, but I needed a quick recipe, not a crock pot one. I didn't have chipotle and I can't have Worchestershire, but I substituted coconut aminos for it. I also doubled the recipe, and I am SO glad I did, this chili is FANTASTIC!!!! I feel like I am cheating, it's that good. I topped it with chopped avocado. PERFECTION.
This turned out to be one of my best and favorite dishes. But i kind of cheated.
I could not get ahold of a dried chipotle pepper so i just left it out; basically, skipping the first step all together. When the dish was all done it, whether because i did not add that one cup of water in there or because i'm not a very good cook, it was way too much like a tomato meat sauce. So all i did was add two cups of brown rice and effectively made jambalaya! It turned out fantastic and the ratio was just about right.
Although it was no longer strictly paleo it was still a very healthy dish, especially if you want to load up on some carbs!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 155
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