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This Veggie Loaded Chili recipe is sugar-free and gluten-free. For Whole30, paleo or keto versions omit the beans. Make a big pot today and thank me later. | www.grownupdish.com

Paul’s Veggie Loaded Chili


  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 14 servings
  • Category: recipe
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 2 – 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 pounds ground chicken thighs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 5 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 13 ounce can, kidney beans
  • 1 13-ounce can cannellini beans (can substitute garbanzo beans)
  • 1 14-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 18-ounce jars crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon cacao powder

Instructions

  1. Heat a large dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons chili powder, 2 tablespoons cumin and 1 teaspoon smoked paprika to dry pan and stir for 1-2 minutes until spices are aromatic.
  2. Add coconut oil to the toasted spice mixture and stir until the coconut oil is melted.
  3. Stir in ground meats (chicken, beef or combo) breaking up with a spoon, until the meat is fully cooked and no longer pink. Remove meat leaving a small amount of fat in the bottom of the pan.
  4. To the same pot, add carrots and celery and saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add onions and Jalapeno pepper and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until all of the vegetables are soft.
  5. Return meat to the pot. Add fire roasted tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and beans (if using.)
  6. Add cinnamon, cacao powder and salt and pepper.
  7. Simmer on low for 30 – 35 minutes before serving. Add additional seasonings to taste (chili powder, garlic powder and cumin.)

Notes

This Veggie Loaded Chili recipe is sugar-free and gluten-free. For Whole30, paleo or keto versions just omit the beans. It’ll still be delicious and all of the other ingredients are compliant.

Keywords: chili, vegetable chili, soup