Healthy Recipes for Dinner: Best Paleo Chil

hi this is steph gaudreau from and today we’re making my smokey beanless chili recipe. I love this recipe
because you can make this in a slow cooker or in the instant pot and it’s
ready in no time. There’s almost no hands-on cooking involved and the
flavors are so delicious and there’s no beans so if you can’t eat legumes you
can’t eat any kind of beans this is the recipe that you want to make. The first
thing I do is actually prep the bacon because we want to add the bacon as a
crispy topping to give a little bit of texture and we also want the bacon fat
to add that other smoky layer of flavor. So I take about a half a pound of bacon,
and I bake my bacon I just lay the bacon on the tray put it in the oven for about 15 minutes until it gets nice and crispy and I don’t have to
stand over the stove and deal with splattering bacon fat. So baking your
bacon is the way to go. Once the bacon is done cooking I take it out and I set the
bacon aside for later so I can crumble it up as a topping. I take the bacon fat
and that’s what I use to fry the ground beef in and it gives that smoky
dimension of flavor. So I take two pounds of grass-fed ground beef and I add that
to the pan or in this case the instant pot. And I’m going to just cook the beef
in the bacon fat while the beef is cooking I throw the spices in. So I’m
going to add the smoked paprika and then to that I’m gonna add a little bit of
ground chipotle pepper which adds a little bit of heat and then finally some
chili powder. And that really rounds out the flavors. Ahile the ground beef and
the spices are cooking I use that extra time to chop up the vegetables that are
going to go into this chili. So the first is an onion we just dice that up and
then I’m gonna add my two kind of secret ingredients. The first is a sweet potato
and I just cube that up and then I’m going to do the same thing to about a
pound of butternut squash. If you’re looking to eyeball it it’s about 1/2 of
a large butternut squash. I just peel the squash and then dice
those up. When the ground beef is done cooking I throw the onion the sweet potato and the butternut squash into the instant
pot. And then I add ingredients that are gonna add some moisture to this chili. A
can of fire roasted diced tomatoes and again, it gives that charred, smoky edge.
I’m also gonna add a couple of tablespoons of tomato paste. And then I
like to add a teaspoon of fish sauce. You might be thinking fish sauce what the
heck is up with that?? It makes it so delicious I can’t even describe it. You
don’t taste fish all you taste is a nice savory background of flavor. I give
everything a good stir so that everything is combined and then I’m
gonna put the lid on the instant pot. Manual for 10 minutes and that’s it. Ten
minutes and you have a delicious chili! I serve this with a little bit of green
onion and that crumbled bacon on top and that’s really it! For more recipes just
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One comment on “Healthy Recipes for Dinner: Best Paleo Chil”

  1. Gloria Marie says:

    Thank you Steph! This recipe looks amazing! Especially, for people like me, can’t do beans.

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