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Bring on the cold weather and with it the hot soups.  Today was chili day.  So, this Paleo spin on an original was pretty tasty.  Basically, you are just avoiding the standard beans of Southern chili.  Still plenty of flavor though.  Do your worst Father Winter.

Crockpot Chili raw

(Above pic is pre-tomatoes.)


1 pound of meat (turkey, ground beef, ground pork) – mine was beef

1 onion and 6-8 mini peppers, diced

3 celery stalks and carrots, diced

14 oz can of Fire Roasted tomatoes

28 oz can of diced tomatoes (run through the food processor until mostly smooth, only slightly chunky)

2 cloves of minced garlic

1/8 tsp of each of the following:  cayenne pepper, cloves, thyme, black pepper, onion powder, allspice, paprika)

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp salt

I browned the meat and onions and peppers in a skillet.   Then threw all of it in the crockpot to steep.  Or commingle.  Or mash up.  Whatever thesaurus phrase you prefer.

Cook over low for 6-8 hours.  Don’t forget to remove that bay leaf!

Crockpot Chili Closeup

Coziness in a bowl.