Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crystal's Paleo Chili

The cold weather out makes me want to come home to a big bowl of chili.  This turned out delicious and really hit the spot.  It takes some time to cut everything, but it makes a really big batch that would easily feed a family of 4 for at least 2 meals.


1 lb Sweet or Spicy Italian Sausage
2 lbs ground grassfed beef
1 Onion, chopped
1 Bell Pepper, chopped (I used red)
1 Large Yellow Squash, chopped
6 Carrots, diced
6 cloves of garlic
1 14 oz can organic diced tomatoes with juice (check the label)
16 oz organic chicken broth
4 Tb Olive Oil
Sea Salt
1-2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
4-5 Tb Chili Powder
2 Tb Dried Oregano
2 Tb Dried Basil
1 Tb Cumin


Saute veggies in olive oil for 1-2 minutes, then add meat and brown.  Add all spices, tomatoes and broth and simmer for 35 minutes.  Taste and add more seasoning if desired.  Add sliced avocado and bon appetite!


  1. just made this!! Smells so good. Thanks for the recipe Crystal!

  2. I made this last night with a few modifications and boy it was good and perfect for a cold Northern VA evening. I recommended it to a few people as well.

    steph h