We all love chili don’t we? Well, those who have hot taste will love the idea of adding chili to your diet. Chili is great and contains some good nutrients too. You can add chili to soup, stews and basically anything!
I for one like chili on my steak and chicken. There is something so good about chili chicken, simply rub some into the chicken before you roast it and mmmm. Goodness! Soon I’ll post up a recipe/write up on chicken and why it’s probably my favourite meat.
So back to the task at hand, adding some heat to those paleo meals. Chili doesn’t have to be like magma though, you can make chili pretty mild.
I like the concept of using what is available in your kitchen to make food. So if you’ve got some meat in your fridge or freezer that is waiting to be cooked and don’t know what to do with it. So here we go, a simple paleo chili recipe you’ll love!
What you’ll need to make the paleo chili:
- Any meat, preferably ground up like a mince. I’d say that you can also cut out meat or shred it with a sharp knife.
- Heaps of veggies.
- Olive oil, really good here. Make sure you don’t cook it at too high of a heat as olive oil tends to burn at a lower temperature than other oils.
- A nice hearty meat soup. Make this yourself, as you don’t know what is in the pre-made stuff. This is for later.
- Black coffee, around one cup.
- Canned tomatoes.
- Canned JalapeÃ±os. Bring the fire!
- A few cloves of garlic.
- 2-4 tablespoons of paprika.
- 1-2 tablespoons of oregano.
- 1-2 tablespoons of cumin.
- 1-2 tablespoons of basil.
- Get some high quality baking cocoa powder. Remember that cocoa is paleo compliant. Add around 1 tablespoon.
- Make sure you use some salt and pepper at some point and you should make sure that it’s conservative. Salt and pepper are much more powerful than you might imagine.
How do I make it?
- Begin by browning the meat on a somewhat high heat with some olive oil in a pan.
- Add the vegetables and throw in the peppers too. Make sure to crush them or cut them up super fine. A great tool here is one of those rotary hand-powered choppers.
- After a while add all the spices to the mix, mix it all up together in the pan.
- Throw in the tomatoes, add the coffee and then the meat broth I mentioned a little earlier. Let the mixture boil.
- Once it starts boiling, decrease the heat and let the whole lot simmer away for a while, preferably right up until you are ready to eat, so a few hours.
Serve and enjoy.
I’ve tried this paleo chili recipe and it’s fantastic. It’s hot with the mentioned ingredients, so adjust up or down if you like. Chili is a great meal, especially for the winter months, although all that sweating you are going to be doing will cut down the heat pretty effectively as well!
Hope you enjoy!