Paleo Chili (Whole30 + Keto)
This Low-Carb Paleo Chili is a bean-free, Whole30-approved, and Keto-friendly take on my award-winning best chili recipe! This hearty keto chili made with ground beef, sausage & bacon is so hearty and flavorful.
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Since I updated my best chili recipe back in October with new, beautiful photos that show off how delicious it is, so many of you have been LOVING it. I knew that the recipe was a winner. But it was always overlooked, lurking in the back of my archives with less-than-impressive photos.
After it got a new look, it went NUTS on Pinterest. After only 3 months of being updated, it became my second most-viewed recipe of 2016. Of course, with all those people looking at it, a bunch of you made it too.
I’ve been inundated with messages from folks telling me that it’s the best chili they ever made. One reader, Jessica, brought it to her church chili cook-off, not even intending to compete with the folks who have been entering chili cook-offs for years…and she WON.
After I got that message, I knew the recipe was a winner, not just with me. After that, a whole bunch of other people also told me they won their chili cook-offs, converted their chili-despising kids and husbands, and found a new favorite chili recipe. Nothing flatters me more, guys.
So, when the Super Bowl was coming up, I was jonesing for a big bowl of my favorite chili. But…I was still in the midst of my Whole30, so no beans allowed. I also scoped out the chili powder in my cabinet and found a whole bunch of weird, unnecessary stuff in there.
So I got to work, and adapted my favorite chili recipe to be Paleo + Whole30 approved! It wasn’t too difficult and the result is nothing short of fabulous. My dad even said it’s BETTER than the original when he tasted it!
Let’s make my BEST chili recipe Paleo, Whole30 + Keto-friendly!
The main change was ditching the chili powder and still getting all the flavor. The spices list may look a little intimidating, but the combination of all those spices makes for an incredibly flavorful chili.
It also allows you to control the heat yourself, by using cayenne powder. I’m a bit of a spice wimp, so I didn’t use too much. However, if you like it hot, add as much as you can handle!
To lower the carb count and make this recipe paleo + Whole30-approved, we ditch the beans. You won’t be missing them between the bacon, the spices, and ALL the flavor packed into this paleo chili. However, if you’re craving more bulk, some sweet potatoes and/or carrots would be great in here too. We loved it as is.
Can you make this chili in the slow cooker?
Yes! I do make this recipe on the stovetop because then I don’t have to dirty any more pans after browning all the meats. However, if you’d prefer, many people have told me they’ve made it successfully in a slow cooker. If you’d like to do that, follow the first two steps as written. Then, add everything into the slow cooker to cook on low for at least four hours.
This makes a pretty big batch, so it’s perfect to do some meal prepping, especially if you’re on Whole30. This keto chili just gets better after a day or two in the fridge. The flavors meld together so well!
And when you’re serving, make sure you have some bacon to sprinkle over the top :D enjoy!
If you try it and love it, please leave a star rating and a comment down below — hearing from you is my favorite thing! Please tag me when you share your creation on social media @bakeritablog and #bakerita. I can’t wait to see your version!
- Want my traditional best chili recipe? Click here for my BEST CHILI
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- Interested in the white bean vegan version? Click here for my WHITE BEAN VEGAN CHILI
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 120 minutes
- Total Time: 140 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- Category: Soups
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
This Low-Carb Paleo Chili is a bean-free, Whole30-approved, and Keto-friendly take on my award-winning best chili recipe! This hearty keto chili made with ground beef, sausage & bacon is so hearty and flavorful.
- 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef, I used leaner beef with 5% fat
- 1 pound Italian sausage, casings removed, I used Spicy Italian from Trader Joe’s
- ½ pound bacon, ensure it’s sugar-free to stay Whole30 compliant
- 2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes with juice
- 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
- 2 cups beef stock, homemade or compliant brand, use bone broth for an even richer taste
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1½ tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
- Heat a large stock pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck and sausage into the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Drain off excess grease.
- In a different pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Crumble and add to stock pot. Cook the chopped onion and pepper in the bacon drippings for about 5 minutes or until onions are translucent. Add to the stock pot.
- To the stock pot, add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef stock. Season with garlic, oregano, cumin, paprika, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne. Stir to blend, then cover and simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
- After 2 hours, taste, and adjust salt, pepper, and other spices if necessary. The longer the chili simmers, the better it will taste.
- Remove from heat and serve, or refrigerate, and serve the next day. Serve with onions and crumbled bacon or whatever chili toppings you prefer!
Keywords: chili, paleo chili, keto chili, whole30 chili, best chili recipe
Chili is one of my top three favorite comfort foods. You just can’t beat a bowl of deliciousness like this! Your version sounds just perfect, Rachel!
Chili is one of my favorites, too! Thanks Gayle.
I have made this recipe for family and friends at least 7 times. I have followed the recipe to a tee. After the first time lever tone fell in love with it, I now have to double it every time I make it. This is the best chili I have ever made or tasted. Thank you for sharing! Good job!
This makes me so happy to hear, Kathie! Thanks so much for the feedback :D
How many carbs in a bowl?
Just updated the post to include nutritional info – you can view it below the recipe!!
I love the nutrition info and I’m looking for carb count as well but I don’t see how much 1 serving is. Just that it makes 10, unless I somehow missed it. What is 1 serving size? This is my favorite chili ever!
Hi Jennifer, so glad you love the recipe! All the nutritional info is at the bottom of the recipe card.
Hello – can we do this recipe in a crockpot? Using the stock and less tomato sauce ?
Hi Laura, yes you can make it in a crockpot, just make sure to brown the meat before you combine it with the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot.
Looks so dang good!
Thanks so much Melanie!
Girl, yes yes yes. You make yucky looking things LOOK AMAZING… I want a bowl or ten!
You had me at NO BEANS! I was never a big bean fan so all of my chilis have zero beans in them :) I love how many meats are in this chili and I can practically taste it through my screen it looks so delicious!
Thanks so much Jessica! Sounds like you’d definitely be a fan of this chili :)
Love chili and this one is loaded with wonderful ingredients! Love that there are no beans in it! Can’t wait to try it!
That looks so warming and delicious!
So how funny is this one? I’ve been looking for a good, solid chili recipe lately…and then I stumble over here to find your latest post is this amazing chili? Fate strikes again! We’re not doing the Whole 30 thing, so I’ll probably go make and make your original version…but that’s not to see this paleo chili isn’t amazing! (And I just used 2 negatives in a sentence. My high school English teacher would slap my wrist with a ruler for that one.) Can’t wait to shove my face in this pot of chili, Rachel!
Hahah you’re definitely going to love the original, David!! It’s a major favorite, and probably will be my go-to when I’m not serving paleo/non-bean-liking people :) they’re both so delicious, though!
Wow, this looks so yummy! I love meaty chili recipes. I am interested in trying it on hotdogs.
That sounds amazing!!
This is seriously the prettiest chili!! I really LOVE that it’s paleo and whole 30 friendly too! We’ve been sick on and off all month and a big bowl of chili sounds perfect right now!
I’m planning on starting Keto, I was wondering if you have the net carbs for this? Thanks!
Hi Monica! I’m not sure how net carbs are calculated but I just updated the recipe to include nutritional info. Hope this helps you out!
To calculate Net carbs, you would have had to indicate how much fiber there is per serving, then subtract the grams of fiber from the grams of Carbs to determine what that is.
My family and I are new converts to the LCHF (low carb, high fat) way of life which is what led me on a search for a (good) chili recipe with no beans. To quote my 12-year-old “NO! BEANS!?! No respectful Texan would ever suggest such a thing!!!” You’ll be happy to know that I proved her wrong! Well, actually, you did. I used my 8.5 Qt cast iron dutch oven to brown the meat and cook the chili, and we used only 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper, but everything else was by the recipe we found here. Thank you for giving us back one of our favorites. I’ll make triple the recipe next time so I can freeze some single servings for ‘leftover night.’ Thanks, Rachel!!
I’m so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the chili recipe, Patrice, and managed to prove your family wrong! :) Thanks so much for your feedback, and I hope you enjoy the recipe many times to come.
This recipe is REALLY good! I had to adapt it a bit as I didn’t have all the ingredients in my kitchen. I swapped the grass fed ground beef for ground turkey and since I changed to turkey I used chicken stock instead of beef. Lastly, I didn’t have enough cumin so I added a tiny bit of chipotle in adobo. We topped our chili with the bacon bits and diced avocado. My family loved it! Thanks again.
So happy to hear it was a success, and love the switch up to turkey. That sounds delicious! Thanks for your feedback, Nicole.
Can this be done in a crockpot instead? What changes? Should I still brown the meat before putting it in the crockpot?
Hi Dane, you can certainly make it in the crockpot, I would definitely brown the meat first though. You could cook it on high for about 4 hours, or on low for 6-8. Enjoy!
Hi.. we don’t eat pork products.. do you think your recipe would still taste good with just the ground beef or should I add chicken or turkey sausage in there for more flavor? Thank you :)
Hi Erica, I’ve done it with Italian chicken sausage and it was super delicious, so that would definitely work, but you could also just use the ground beef. Enjoy!
Erica, I made the chili tonight with Italian Chicken Sausage (Trader Joe’s), 1 lb grass-fed ground beef, 1 lb ground turkey, and 1/2 lb turkey bacon. It was delicious! Best chili I’ve ever made. Since I used so many poultry products, I added Worcestershire Sauce and Coconut Aminos to intensify the flavor. The pork would definitely give it a richer flavor, but you will not miss it if you make it with mostly poultry products.
One more thing I added was Smoked Paprika to give it a bit more umami flavor that would come from the pork products.
Thanks for leaving for helpful feedback for future chili makers, Vicki!
Looks great and I look forward to trying it. I was just confused about not being able to use chili powder…
Hi there, chili powder usually has non-paleo additives so this recipe uses the spices commonly found in chili powder separately to get the flavors without the weird additives. Hope this makes sense!
I have this recipe simmering on the stove right now – 1 more hour to go and I can finally eat it, it smells SOO good!!
I hope you love it, Elise!!!
Is that two 28 ounce cans of tomatoes? Or two 14 ounces cans for a total of 28 ounces?
Hi Patti, it’s two 28 oz. cans!
The directions mention adjusting chili powder to taste, if necessary, however I don’t see chili powder listed in the ingredients. I’ve never made a chili recipe without it, so I wanted to know if it should be in the ingredient list? Thanks!
Hi Bambi, whoops – that’s a miswrite on my part. This recipe doesn’t have chili powder in it, because many times chili powder is a blend of spices that includes sugar and other weird chemicals/not spices. Instead, I’ve compiled all the spices traditionally in chili powder to be added individually. Hope this makes sense!
So good.. Have made it twice now
This was the best chili I have ever had and I grew up in Texas. Thanks Rach
Such a compliment!!! So glad you loved it, Misty!
Wow! I just made this today and it literally is the best chili I’ve ever had! Can’t wait for the leftovers :)
Wow so thrilled to hear that you’re enjoying it! Thanks for your feedback, Lori!
Made a batch for New Year’s Eve. Quite yummy! Thank you so much for sharing! It is similar to one I made with chili powder except where you used bacon (YUM!!!) I had been using mini-pepperonis which were also tasty.
Thanks for sharing your talents with us! Happy New Year!
So thrilled to hear you enjoyed this recipe, Melinda! Thanks for your feedback.
This chili turned out SOOO tasty, but I think there is an error in the nutritional info you posted. Just the ground beef and sausage alone would come out to 380 calories per serving (with 8 servings), and your recipe lists only 321 per serving for the chili, which also includes the bacon, tomatoes, etc. When I put the ingredients into MyFitnessPal, I got 521 cals per serving for the chili, but I made some substitutions so my numbers probably won’t exactly match yours.
Hi Michelle, I did use chicken sausage so that could have made a difference, but I know MyFitnessPal can be finicky and sometimes it inputs the wrong ingredients. I do always recommend calculating yourself with the brands and sizes and such used because it can vary. I don’t count macros or calories myself so I don’t always even calculate nutritional info.
Why no chili powders?
Chili powder usually has weird additives – this recipe uses all the spices present in chili powder, just without the unnecessary ingredients.
This chili is addictive, I made a whole batch for the week but it was gone after a couple days.
So thrilled you’re loving it, Taylor!
Excellent! I was skeptical that chili without beans would taste good! I really like the taste of the spices you put in… Thx for the recipe!
So thrilled you enjoyed the recipe, Diane! Thanks for your feedback.
Can you do this in the insta pot?
Hi Tiffani, I’m sure that you could but I haven’t made it in there so I wouldn’t be sure of the exact instructions for it. You could perhaps find a similar chili recipe meant for the IP and use their instructions.
Yum! I mean REALLY YUM!!! We ate this tonight and it is absolutely the best chili recipe I have ever tried…and I didn’t even have all of the ingredients. I used my pressure cooker and took the 2 hour simmer down to 10 minutes on high pressure. It probably was a little juicier since no liquids boiled off, but that just meant that the cheese, sour cream, and avocados we added had yummy juices to mix into. :) My husband prefers to stay away from pork, so here are some of my other changes…
1 lb grass-fed ground beef
1 lb ground turkey
1 lb Italian Chicken Sausage (Trader Joe’s) (I couldn’t remove the casings, so I popped those puppies into my food processor and made ground sausage out of them)
1/2 lb Turkey Bacon
Because I used so much poultry, I added 1-2 Tbsp Worcestershire and 1-3 tsp Coconut Aminos (I’m not sure exactly how much because I added-tasted-added-tasted, etc.)
Also added about 1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika to up the ‘umami’ flavor that the pork bacon would have given
I realized at the last minute that I didn’t have my trusty Better Than Bouillon brand Beef Flavor, so I subbed Better Than Bouillon Vegetable Base.
I used 1/2 the salt called for because the Bouillon, Worcestershire, and Coconut Aminos contain salt.
If this Chili was this good with all the changes and substitutions I did, I can only imagine how great your original version tastes. I can’t wait to make it exactly according to the recipe when I’m cooking for folks who eat pork!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It is now my Go To chili recipe!!!
Thank you so very much for the in-depth and SUPER helpful review, Vicki! Also, thanks so much for sharing the pressure cooker instructions so other folks can now make it that way if they choose to. I really appreciate it!
If I wanted to add sweet potatoes how much and would I have to adjust the time in a crockpot ?
Hi Nicole, I’ve never tried adding sweet potatoes so I’m not sure. You probably wouldn’t need to adjust the time though, and I think you can add as many as you’d like!
My family begs for this every week.
Such a compliment!! So glad it’s a favorite :)
I made this substituting 1-28oz can od diced tomatoes with 1-28oz tomato purée. I used “hot” Italian sausage. We added jalapeños to it also. We put the chili over a baked potato (we are Whole 30). This was EXCELLENT!!! Great flavor!! Thank you!
So glad you’re enjoying the recipe! Thanks for your feedback Karen.
Could this be made with ground turkey meat?
Yes, that would be fine!
It says 8 servings, how much is a serving?
Hi Desiree, sorry but I didn’t measure it out!
I made this a few months age for my family’s weekend trip to a cabin in the mountains. The first night I heated it up, everyone just loved it. The second night we put it over spaghetti as a sauce, and it was still a huge hit that way! Everyone ate it for lunch, dinner, etc all weekend. Thanks for
such a great recipe that the entire family, even the kids, enjoyed! I’m making it now for a church “chili cook off” tomorrow! Hope I win!!
So thrilled to hear it was such a hit with the family, Kathy! I hope you crush the competition in the chili cook-off too – good luck! :)
Great recipe. It states what’s in a serving but not the serving size. Does anyone know. Thank you!
What size is a serving? 1/2 cup? 1 cup?
I didn’t measure out each serving but probably around a cup, maybe a little more!
Do you know the saturated fat?
I’m not sure – you can calculate on your own on myfitnesspal.com though :)
Has anyone used this in the Instant Pot???
Hi Mikal, I don’t have an Instant Pot and haven’t made this recipe in one, but I would assume that you could follow the first two steps by sauteeing in the Instant Pot, and then adding everything in and cooking on high pressure to finish it off. I’ve checked out some other Instant Pot chili recipes and it looks like 18-20 minutes is a good amount of time to cook it. Hope this helps!
I have been searching for ideas to allow me to enjoy wIhat I eat to be paleo compliant. I found this recipe a few weeks ago and gave it a try. This chili recipe is better than any other chili recipe !!!!
So happy to hear you’re loving it! Thanks for the feedback Mike.
Can you use an instant pot for this?
Hi Monica, if you read the comments, you’ll see that I answered someone else on how to do that. I copied and pasted the response here: “I don’t have an Instant Pot and haven’t made this recipe in one, but I would assume that you could follow the first two steps by sauteeing in the Instant Pot, and then adding everything in and cooking on high pressure to finish it off. I’ve checked out some other Instant Pot chili recipes and it looks like 18-20 minutes is a good amount of time to cook it. Hope this helps!”
I made this a double batch for a party. It took twice as long for prep, and tears with 2 onions but so worth it! Everyone had at least 2 bowls and even the ones that doesn’t like chili. I used the Costco jalapeno sausage. I was a little worried about it,but it turned out great! Thank you for a fabulous recipe!
So thrilled it was a hit, Kelly! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback :) always an honor when people go back for seconds!
Since eating Paleo I have been looking for a great chili recipe!! This is so tasty without the chili powder..one of the best chili recipes I have made and my husband absolutely loves it even though there are no beans!! Great Recipe that everyone should try!!
So thrilled it’s a hit at your house, Jeanne!! Thanks so much for the love :)
Made this last night and it was super delicious! When you say 8 servings, what would you say each serving equates to, like a cup and 1/2, 2 cups?
Hi Meagan, I didn’t actually measure, that’s just how far it goes in my house. It will depend on how much you eat!
I need this for 13 people. Should I double the recipe? Wanting to use crock pot
Hi Chel, I would think you should double it, especially if you have big eaters! It yields a lot so unless you have a HUGE crockpot, you might have to make it in two batches.
New to the Paleo lifestyle and made this yesterday. So delicious! Topped with crunched up Siete Nacho Cheese Chips.
So thrilled you enjoyed it, Logan!! Thanks for the feedback :)
Oh My this was delicious!! I did add a quarter green pepper(no red)
And zero carb chili powder and a half a small jalepeno!! Non keto lovers loved it!!!! Delicious!! Thanks for sharing this recipe
So glad it was a hit with everyone, Amy! Thanks so much for the feedback.
This is one of the best chili recipes I’ve ever had. Seriously. It’s so good! Even my super picky 11 year old who pretty much won’t eat anything healthy or made from scratch went back for seconds. Y’all… She doesn’t do that. She even said “Mom, this is so good!” I followed the crockpot recommendation when I saw that as an option. Thanks for a wonderful recipe that I can’t wait to make again. My husband and daughter thank you, too.
This makes me so so happy, Elizabeth!! So glad it was a hit with your family and I hope it becomes a staple in your house :) thanks so much for your feedback!
This was so good! I was afraid it would taste too strong of bacon or sausage but it was the perfect mixture of all. Excellent flavor
So glad you’re enjoying it, Kara!!
Fantastic! Made our keto guest very happy, and afterwards, we mixed it with our non-keto chili with great results. It was simple to make, and I am actually here for the recipe to make it again.
So happy to hear it was a hit, Emmy! Thanks for the feedback.
Today will be my 4th time making this recipe. It is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.
So glad you’re loving it! Thanks, Bill.
So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback, Kathy.
I was looking for a chili that was easy to prepare and that would taste divine. So glad I found this Paleo Chili. It was so good and so easy to make. The only thing I would do different is cook everything in one pan so I don’t have two pans to clean. I first start with step 2 and put that mixture in a bowl. I then proceed with Step 1 and drain the grease once done. Then add the bacon mixture to the pot and proceed to step 4. You can then wash your bowl and use that for your chili. Definetly don’t miss the beans in this chili, the bits of bacon taste so good. I’ll definetely make this again in the future. Its perfect for a Sunday eveniing dinner or anyday of the week.
Thanks so much for the tip and the feedback. I’m so thrilled that you’re loving the recipe, Arin!
Our favorite go to chili with great spices. My husband heats up beans on the side and adds them to his bowl.
Great tip! Thanks for the feedback, Diane.
Made this tonight. Didn’t have sausage on hand so left it out, but included rest of ingredients. Entire family really enjoyed it. Had a bit of a sloppy joe flavor, but really tasty. Son appreciated the bacon. Nothing left in the pot after dinner.
So glad you and your family enjoyed it, Quinn! Thanks so much for the feedback.
I love me a good, meaty chili. I came across this recipe totally by accident while looking for something to use the extra ground beef I’d bought on sale. Usually, I try a recipe as written then tweak it to get the right mix of flavors but, I gotta say…you’ve really nailed this one. This recipe has just the right mix of spicy and sweet. I especially like the chili powder mix – it’s always better to make your own spice mixes if you can; it really brings out the flavors.
Hi James, what a compliment! I’m so glad I nailed it right to your tastes on the first try :D thanks so much for your feedback!
Thank you for sharing this recipe! I was looking for a lower carb chili. It is fairly simple to make and is the best chili I have ever made!
So happy to hear you’re loving it, Jill! Thanks for the feedback :D
This is one of the best chilis you will ever have. We skip the bacon, and add one jalapeño and one habanero to ours. Everything else we follow to a tee. We have won numerous work/apartment community chili contests with this recipe! Thanks so much for giving us the gift of this insanely good recipe ;)
Thrilled you’re loving it, and that this recipe is helping you win contests!!! Woohoo – thanks for the feedback Dan :D
Seriously so good! I love regular chili, but with this recipe, you don’t even miss them! Such bold, delicious flavor! Highly recommend to all!
Hi Ashley, so glad you’re enjoying the chili!!
My cousin and I are both on a 30 day Paleo challenge; we made this recipe and it was a hit with our families! It was delicious and tasty! This recipe is definitely a keeper!
Awesome!! So glad this recipe could help get you through your challenge – so happy it was a hit!!
Can you advise portion size for 1x version by any chance? I’ve already used some of my batch and now I’m being asked. Family lives this recipe, by the way. Definitely a keeper!!!
Hi Karen, unfortunately, I don’t have it measured out and since I don’t eat meat anymore, I can’t make it again to test exact portion sizes! So glad you’re loving the recipe, and I’ll ask my mom to measure it next time she makes this recipe! Sorry I can’t be more help :(
This recipe is the very best chili recipe I have ever made. I was looking for a paleo chili recipe a couple of years ago for my son-in-law who had been a the only paleo guy I knew! It was a hit for him, everyone in the family and our friends. It’s my go to comfort food in the fall and winter. I frequently shop at Trader Joe’s and found every ingredient with the exception of a couple of herbs/spices. Thank you Bakerita!
I am so happy to hear that it’s a family favorite, Kathie!! Thanks so much for the feedback :D
Wow, I made this recipe and added slices of celery and it was amazing. My husband and I enjoyed having this for dinner on a cold and rainy day. The ingredients filled to the top of my crock pot. We have lots of leftovers. I’ll look forward to making this again. Thank you.
So thrilled you’re loving it! Thanks for the feedback.
This looks so good! I’m making it tonight!
Hope you love it, Sabrina!!
For those wondering about net carbs – I found a similar recipe that added it all up and I’m GUESSING this one is around 9 net carbs. I’m making it tonight and will try to add it all up :)
Hi Heather, yup based on the nutritional facts in the recipe card, there are about 11.5g carbs per serving with 2.5g fiber per serving, so a total of 9 net!
They look very appetizing. Thanks for saving your recipe. I’ll try to cook it sometime.
I hope you love it!!
I made this for my hubby, my son, his wife & 3 kids. We all loved it. My grandson has become a wee bit fussy at almost 5. But had 2 helpings & said he hopes we have it again. I definitely will. Thank you
So glad it was a hit with the whole family, Cindy!
I love this recipe! I used a bit less onion and i added a tsp chili pepper, i topped the bowl with green onion, whole greek yogurt and sprinkle of mixed cheese. :)
So glad you loved it, Lena!!
This is absolutely delicious! We love this recipe.
So happy to hear that Lexie!
That was really good. I didn’t have any cumin so I left it out. I couldn’t help but add a little chili powder and a bit of shredded cheddar to melt into it. Next time I’ll add a can of button mushrooms. Very good and will be part of my regular rotation, thanks for the recipe.
So glad you enjoyed it!!
I’m new to Paleo cooking and searched “paleo chili” and this was the first one to come up. Having purchased your cookbook I knew it would be a trusted recipe. I loved the combinations of different meat. It added a really nice flavor and balanced it very well. I only added a few dashes of cayenne and it still had a good balance of heat. I love that we have lots of leftovers for the week and still managed to freeze some for later. 100% would make again!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Carrie! Thanks so much for the feedback.
Nice recipe! For keto I would recommend using 80% lean beef. Tastes better, and the fat is great for keto.
Thanks for the feedback, Kristin!
I loved the different flavors in the chili and how the bacon melded with the spices for an added flavor palette. I didn’t miss the beans at all and my family devoured their bowls without any complaints. Enough for one meal plus a freezer of at least two or three more!
So glad it was a hit with the family, Christy! Thanks for your feedback.
This was delicious! I used Chicken Italian Sausage and cut it into small pieces. I think I forgot the Basil but I did add 1 tsp of Chili Powder. Will make this again!
So glad you loved it, Tracy!
This chili recipe is the bomb! So much flavor. I had to leave out the peppers due to an allergy but it still tasted amazing. Thank you for sharing
So glad you loved it, Sandy!
So glad you’re loving it!
This is the best chili I have ever eaten.I will never make that other kind of chili ever again.
Thanks, Sherri! Glad you loved it.
I can’t wait to try this chili. I’m so glad I found your page. It sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
I hope you love it, Brigitte!
Is it 2 28 oz cans for a total of 56 oz, or 2 cans for a total of 28oz?
Two 28 oz cans, for a total of 56 oz!
Just made this yesterday and can confirm, it is the BEST chili I’ve ever had! I’m doing paleo right now, so I was super excited to see it’s a paleo version! Now I just need paleo cornbread . Can’t wait to try your other recipes!
Thanks so much Dani, so glad you’re loving it!!