This Paleo & Whole30 Chili uses only 8 ingredients (+S&P), comes together quickly and easily with minimal cleanup, and is still healthy and kid-friendly!
I was on the way home from work Friday night. It had been a long week. We’d washed about 40 cars for Employee Appreciation Day at work and I was sweaty, dirty, exhausted and grumpy.
I had just picked up the Littles from daycare when my husband text me, “Pick up a pizza?” The temptation was strong to give in and take home a cheap pizza. I could feed everyone, put my feet up and get a little rest.
But I couldn’t do it. There had to be something I could make that was quick and easy with minimal cleanup but also healthy, Whole30-compliant and kid-friendly. Thank goodness for this Paleo & Whole30 Chili! I had food on the table and my tired feet propped up by the fire in no time.
You’re going to love this Paleo & Whole30 Chili recipe because it requires just a few ingredients and minimal prep work. The fire-roasted tomatoes really make this recipe. They give it a great depth of flavor with little work for you.
The great thing about chili is that you can get really creative using what you have on hand. Have some mushrooms in your fridge? Throw ’em in. Bell peppers, grated carrots, they’re all game.
If you have fresh garlic, use it! A garlic press will make quick work of it. It’s so easy to load this Paleo and Whole30 Chili up with a bunch of veggies or keep it simple if you’re in a pinch.
Here’s my Paleo & Whole30 Chili recipe, but make sure to make it your own with what you have on hand!
- In a Dutch oven or large stock pot, cook ground beef over medium-high heat until browned, using a wooden spoon or your Pampered Chef Mix N Chop to break up the pieces.
- Add the onion and cook 5 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium and add the tomato paste, chili powder, garlic powder and cumin, stirring well.
- Add the chicken broth and allow to reduce for 5 minutes.
- Stir in the fire-roasted tomatoes and and mix well.
- Season with the sea salt and pepper, adding more to taste throughout the remainder of the cooking process.
- Simmer uncovered 45 minutes to allow the flavors to meld and juices to reduce.
Serve this Paleo & Whole30 Chili over some Garlic and Ghee Smashed Potatoes (recipe coming soon!) or Plantain Rice. I used some flat leaf (Italian) parsley as a garnish.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about what foods are Whole30-compliant and why some aren’t. I’m so happy to help, but I would definitely recommend reading the Whole30 books if you haven’t already. Knowledge really is power, especially when you’re just trying to make it through the work day and that 3pm chocolate bar craving hits. You’ll know why you’re feeling the way you are and what you can do to squash it.
If you’re like me, a busy working mom with too much to do to sit down and stop everything to read a book, you should definitely check out Amazon’s Audible program. That’s how I found time to read It Starts With Food, by having it read to me. I love, love Audible. I just recently purchased Food Freedom Forever with one of my monthly credits, and it’s another winner so far. I listen to it in the car to and from work and also while I’m cooking and doing chores.
Don’t forget to save this Paleo & Whole30 Chili recipe for later!
Did you make it? What changes did you make? I would love to hear your ideas!