To be completely honest, when I first threw this recipe together, I had no idea what to expect. I definitely didn’t plan for it to be a NBK recipe. It was simply a “throw everything in one pot” kind of dinner. However, it didn’t take me long to realize this hodgepodge of ingredients made for one heck of a yummy Paleo chili!
How to Make Easy Beanless Chili
Throw all the ingredients in a large pot or pan. Let simmer and wait. Easy peasy.
Ingredients for Easy Beanless Chili
No beans, obviously. Honestly, I didn’t include them in this recipe for two reasons:
- I don’t love beans. Neither does my husband.
- Beans technically aren’t Paleo and I wanted to make dish that was Paleo-approved.
However, that being said, if you like beans feel free to add them! They offer many nutrients, like fiber and additional protein.
Grass-fed, always. Grass-fed beef is known to provide more health benefits, than conventional beef. For example, it is higher in Omega-3 fights, which help reduce inflammation, and lower in antibiotics and hormones. Dr. Axe has a detailed and thorough article on why grass-fed beef is the better choice!
My favorite chili veggies, include carrots, onion, tomatoes, and bell pepper. But, you can add or omit, according to your vegetable preferences.
Opt for organic. You can also use beef or chicken stock, if you’d rather.
Smoked paprika is the key ingredient. I use it in a lot of my cooking because provides a slightly smoky flavor- not too much, but just enough. It’s perfect for a hearty, warm chili!
- Vegetarian: omit beef or substitute with chickpeas and/or beans.
- Beef: Use ground turkey or chicken instead.
Other Hearty Recipes
- 1 tbs ghee, coconut oil, or avocado oil
- 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
- 2 small bell peppers, chopped
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 4 large carrots or 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
- 2 Heirloom tomatoes, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- Greek yogurt or sour cream
- Corn chips or Siete tortilla chips
- In a large pan or pot, add oil and saute the onion, bell pepper, and carrots over medium heat. Add ground beef and continue to cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the ground beef starts to brown.
- Add tomatoes, garlic, vegetable broth, and all seasonings. Cover with lid and reduce heat to medium-low. Let simmer for 30 minutes.
- Serve warm and top with desired toppings!