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Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Whole30, Gluten Free)

Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Whole30, Gluten Free)

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If you like spicy, you are in luck, because this Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili definitely has a kick to it! Whether you’re going to a Super Bowl party or just chillin’ at home on a rainy and chilly day, you’re going to love spicing it up with this chili recipe – it’s also paleo, gluten free and whole30 compliant!

This Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili recipe is beanless. That is because beans are not considered paleo friendly – they’re actually considered legumes, and legumes are no paleo friendly. Now, if you absolutely love beans and your body tolerates them pretty well, go ahead and add it if you’d like.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of paprika
  • 0-1 tbsp cayenne pepper (It’ll be spicy! So put less or even none if you don’t like it too spicy.)
  • 1 jalapeno (Optional, cause again – depends on your spice preference)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 28-oz cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • Salt, pepper as desired

Instructions

Chop up the onion, green pepper, optional jalapeno, and mushrooms if you haven’t already.

Chopping of veggies


Turn crock pot/slow cooker to high, and dump your cans of diced tomatoes along with the tomato juice in to your slow cooker.  My slow cooker is a 5-Quart Slow Cooker. So anything this size or bigger should work. Add the paprika and chili powder (optional) in there, and stir. In a large skillet on medium heat, heat up 1 tbsp of butter , and then add the ground beef.  Cook until there’s only a little pink left, and make sure to break it down in to small chunks while doing so.

About to cook ground beef

Dump the ground beef in to the slow cooker (try to keep the buttery meat sauce in the pan to cook veggies in). Next, it’s time to sauté your veggies (onions, green pepper, jalapenos if using, mushrooms, garlic)!  If you don’t really have that buttery meat sauce mixture any more, add another tbsp of butter.  Sauté until your onions are translucent.

Onions and jalapenos

Add this mixture in to your slow cooker and stir. I added salt, pepper and the cayenne pepper (if using) now, and mix well.

Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili
Cayenne Pepper in Chili

Change the slow cooker heat to low and cook for 8 hours, until chili is thickened and then enjoy!

It’s the perfect chili for when you want a different taste to your chili, and you like it spicy so you can turn the heat up while it’s rainy and cold outside!

Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili
Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Chili Powder Free Option)

Spicy Paleo Slow Cooker Chili (Chili Powder Free Option)

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp of paprika
  • 0-1 tbsp cayenne pepper (It’ll be spicy! So put less or even none if you don’t like it too spicy.)
  • 1 jalapeno (Optional - again, spicy alert)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 28-oz cans of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee
  • Salt, pepper as desired

Instructions

Chop up your onion, green pepper, optional jalapeno, and mushrooms.

Turn crock pot/slow cooker to high, and dump your cans of diced tomatoes along with the tomato juice in to your slow cooker.  My slow cooker is a 5-Quart Slow Cooker. So anything this size or bigger should work.

Add the paprika and chili powder (optional) in there, and stir.

In a large skillet on medium heat, heat up 1 tbsp of butter , and then add the ground beef.  Cook until there’s only a little pink left, and make sure to break it down in to small chunks while doing so.

Dump the ground beef in to the slow cooker (try to keep the buttery meat sauce in the pan to cook veggies in).

Next, it’s time to sauté your veggies (onions, green pepper, jalapenos if using, mushrooms, garlic)!  If you don’t really have that buttery meat sauce mixture any more, add another tbsp of butter.  Sauté until your onions are translucent.

Add this mixture in to your slow cooker and stir.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 343Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 584mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 8gSugar: 10gProtein: 25g

The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

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jennifer

Sunday 26th of January 2020

This is the perfect weekend for chili, so glad I found your recipe -- thanks for the inspo!

Donny

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

I agree with that other comment - adding mushrooms is such a good idea. Gives it more umami flavor. Definitely have to try this.

ChihYu

Thursday 23rd of January 2020

There's nothing better than a hearty and delicious bowl of chili!

Raia Todd

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

Love easy comfort food like this. And I love the added spice, too!

Jean Choi

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

I love spicy food, and this is totally my jam. I love how easy it is too!

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