Nourishing Paleo Chili Recipe

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Nourishing Paleo Chili Recipe

This paleo chili recipe is a slightly modified version from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health. Try out this nourishing paleo chili recipe and let us know how you liked it!

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Nourishing Chili Recipe




Yield 7 Cups


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 pounds grass-fed ground beef
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced.
  • 1 cup white or yellow onion, diced.
  • 1 red pepper, diced.
  • 1 cup diced celery.
  • 1 cup diced carrots.
  • 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (Organic, BPA free and no sugar added is best)
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes (Organic, BPA free and no sugar added is best)
  • 15 oz of tomato sauce (in glass jar is best)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more or less depending upon how spicy you like it)


Step #1:  Saute onions in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes

Step #2:  Add in meat and continue cooking until meat begins to brown.

Step #3:  Put meat/onion mixture into crockpot along with the remaining ingredients.

Step #4:  Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

Step #5:  Serve with additional toppings as desired!

*The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above*

Courses Dinner

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 383

% Daily Value

Total Fat 22 g


Total Carbohydrates 16 g


Dietary Fiber 2 g


Sugars 9 g

Protein 25 g


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

paleo chili recipe

Special Notes:

I personally don’t like cayenne or chili pepper, even a little bit of it makes the meal unsatisfying so I don’t use that.  However, you classic chili has cayenne and many people do enjoy it.  If you want to make this a low-carb meal.

If you want this to be a lower-carb meal than take out the carrots and tomatoes and add in organic chicken or vegetable broth and have it as more of a beef and veggie stew.  You can also substitute any ground meat of choice and top with cilantro, avocado, and raw cheese or full fat organic pasture-raised sour cream

If you want the easy way to make this recipe than try the InstaPot here which really simplifies things in the kitchen!!

paleo chili recipe

Dr Jockers Comments:

If you are looking for a great tasting, nutrient dense, wintertime chili than this paleo chili recipe is for you!  This is not a low-carb, keto recipe so do not confuse it as such!  It is made with anti-inflammatory ingredients and offers a lot of high-quality nutrients but will not improve your fat burning.

People have been asking for a great chili recipe for the wintertime and this is a good one.  It is made with real whole foods that offer a lot of high-quality nutrients.  This recipe will provide warmth, texture and flavor that you will enjoy!

I am a fan of periodic carb backloading for individuals who are highly active and want to improve their muscle mass and strength.  This is a fantastic carb backloading recipe to use that will leave you feeling warm and satisfied in the wintertime.

One caveat is to be sure to find canned tomatoes that are organic, do not contain BPA in the can container and have no sugar added.  The links in the recipe ingredients above fit that criteria and you can order them off of Amazon or find them at your local health food store.


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  1. This looks delicious, Dr. Jockers! I can hardly wait to try this. I bet you could also add some riced cauliflower. I added some riced cauliflower to a beef taco recipe, which not only extended the beef, but added moisture and was virtually undetectable in the recipe. Made the taco meal go a lot further. It’s really good on iceberg lettuce like a taco salad.

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