Paleo Chili Recipe

by Dr. Wendy Schauer, D.C., R.K.C. on April 30, 2012

It is cold here in Olympia, Washington.  It is supposed to be 39 degrees tonight and, for a person who loves the heat, I am freezing.  I love soup when it is cold, which means I eat a lot of soup from October through June.  I love my homemade Paleo Chili.  I thought I would share this recipe if you needed something warm too.

I do not like beans and I try to stay away from grains so this soup is perfect for me.  My billing specialist in my office is a vegan and she makes this chili without the meat but adds kidney beans.  Either way it works.

1-2 pounds of grass fed beef ground and cooked
1 large can of crushed tomatoes
1 large can of diced tomatoes
1 large container of vegetable broth (I use Pacific brand)
1 medium zucchini shredded
1 large carrot shredded
2 celery stalks diced
1 small onion diced
1 large green pepper diced
3 leafs of kale cut up
3 heaping tablespoons of chili powder
1-2 teaspoons of cayenne powder
salt and pepper
Mix all of this together in a LARGE pot as this makes enough for an army.  Simmer for 1 hour. 
As you may have noticed, I “hide” a lot of vegetables in my chili.  I am always looking for ways to get my recommended servings of vegetables.  I will eat this all week, sometimes for lunch and dinner.  Yes I do love this chili.
If you don’t want the meat omit it and add 1 large can of kidney beans.
I hope you like this as much as I do.  Enjoy!
Dr. Wendy
RonnyDakota April 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

So I am making this Thursday but with more chiles and some beans.
Shouldn’t it have something reptilian in it???

Start Living A Healthier Life Today May 1, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Your Paleo Chili looks delicious. I hope that you will be posting more recipes soon.

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Hans May 1, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Thanks for the recipe.
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Dan May 1, 2012 at 1:28 PM

We used to stop in Olympia every summer on our way from Vancouver, BC to the Oregon coast – gotta love the damp cold of the northwest!

Eva Palmer May 1, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I think I am going to love this paleo chili! It looks veeeery delicious!

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Tiffany May 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

It’s good vegetarian/vegan too. Just add beans or just eliminate the meat and keep everything else!! Thanks Dr. Wendy for this yummy recipe!

Sonya Lenzo May 1, 2012 at 5:14 PM

MMMMM….believe it or not, Chili is very popular in Sunny Costa Rica. There is even a Chili Cook off. I will try this recipe tomorrow…it looks scrumptious…
Sonya Lenzo

Lyle R. Johnson: The Sales Wizard & Mentor May 1, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Thanks, looks great … I would probably add Jalepanos, Haberneros, etc. for a bit more heat.

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Bryan May 1, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Wow does that look great.

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Jc MacKenzie May 1, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Looks delicious!
Thanks for the information.
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Cherie Miranda May 2, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Thank you for the awesome recipe! I’m a huge believe in the paleo diet!

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Michael D Walker May 2, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I believe you are the first person I know who likes cold soup. :)

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Clare Delaney May 2, 2012 at 1:15 AM

Oooh, that looks SO good. We’re just coming into winter here in the southern hemisphere, (not that it’s ever cold on my little tropical island, but it does get … less warm) so this will be perfect. Great way of geting in more veggies, and for me I’ll add in the kidney beans. Great to see ‘grass-fed beef’ in the recipe! Thanks!

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Octavio May 2, 2012 at 7:08 AM

You can even try with some spicy condiments.
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Margarita @ Body Language Decoding May 2, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Wendy, I will try the soup without the beef. May be it will come out ok. :)

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Shane Aric May 2, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Nothing Better than Chili in the cold!
I will try this but it will be about 7 months!

Maybe not. LOL

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Lyle R. Johnson: The Sales Wizard & Mentor May 2, 2012 at 7:12 PM

I thank you again … I believe there are only two types of people in the world: Those who “like” chili and those who “love” chili. I place myself in the love category.

Kevin Hogan May 3, 2012 at 4:31 AM

I know some people where chili is life! I will recommend them!

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Suzanne Laramoe May 3, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Yum! When you having all of us over for dinner? :D
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Hypnotist Public Speaking Anxiety Reduce Surf City USA May 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Hi Dr. Wendy,

Talk about alignment. We just made a vat of homemade chili as well. For your Vegan employee, does she use TVP (Texturized Vegetable Protein) aka TSP (soy)? We will sometimes add that to our chili variations to increase the nutrient count. Plus if she adds even just a little cheese (in my family, I am referred to as “The Cheese Hound” b/c I take my traditional tomato based chili as a little chili to flavor the cheese!), she’ll complete the protein of the beans/soy and increase her nutrition as a Vegan Vegetarian.

Stay warm!


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