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Paleo Slow Cooker Chili

Author Dia Kline for ezjoLife.com

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs grass fed ground beef
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 whole onion diced
  • 8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 whole red and green bell pepper diced
  • 1 cup carrots sliced
  • 1 cup celery sliced
  • 1 whole jalapeno minced
  • 1 28 oz can crushed or stewed tomatoes
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can tomato sauce
  • 3 TBSP mild chili powder
  • 1 TBSP oregano
  • 1 TBSP basil
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp pink salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp cayenne
  • Garnish: avocado diced

Instructions

  1. Saute onions and garlic in large sauce pan over medium heat in olive oil. (I use my 5.5 quart Le Creuset round dutch oven.)
  2. Add ground beef and brown. Drain excess fat if desired.
  3. Transfer mixture to crock pot.
  4. Add in all veggies and spices, stir and cover.
  5. Set to low and cook for 6 hours.

Recipe Notes

If you're feeling festive make it into a “Paleo Almost Frito Pie” with veggie cheese, shredded lettuce, diced fresh tomatoes, diced onions and… sorry, no Frito’s.