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Paleo Southwest Chili

Paleo Southwest Chili

Paleo Southwest Chili

30-Minute Meal, Legume-Free, Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Easy

Busy weeknights call for easy meals, like this 30-minute Paleo southwest chili. Enjoy the fragrant notes and southwest spice in each bite.

While most southwest chili recipes require legumes, corn, and some questionable ingredients, this Paleo version does not.

I get asked a lot on whether or not my southwest chili is spicy. If I had to rate it mild, medium, or hot, it would definitely be on the mild side. Occasionally, there may be an extra spicy bite, but you can avoid this by evenly combining ingredients by stirring in step two below.

You’ll want to read this blog post in its entirety more helpful tips and tricks you’d normally by-pass. Or if you are feeling lucky jump to the recipe below and get started!

Either way, I’d love to hear how your southwest chili turned out, so please leave a comment and share it with your friends and family.

How to Make Paleo Southwest Chili

With basic pantry staples, you can throw this fragrantly southwest spiced chili together in 30-minutes! This meal is perfect for quick dinners, lunch meal prep, or for those cold Winter days.

1. Combine ground beef and diced onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until beef is browned and onions are tender.

Tip: Opt for 100% grass-fed beef or swap out the protein with ground turkey or shredded chicken.

2. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chopped chilis, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir.

3. Bring chili to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until fragrant.

Tip: Get creative with your bowl of chili and submerge Siete’s Grain-Free ‘Nacho’ Tortillas or eat with a side of Simple Mills Sea Salt Crackers or homemade Paleo rolls.

How to Make Paleo Southwest Chili

How to Store Paleo Southwest Chili

This southwest chili is an excellent lunch meal prep recipe. I love preparing this dish on Sunday evening and evenly distributing it into five airtight containers for the weeks’ lunch.

Chili can also be frozen up to 3 months in a freezer-safe airtight container. Defrost in the refrigerator 24 hours before eating.

Essential Equipment to Make Paleo Southwest Chili

Large Skillet – I love my stainless steel pans and skillet I don’t have to worry about chemical breakdowns, and toxicity from Teflon coated products.

How to Make Paleo Southwest Chili

More Paleo 30-Minute Meals or Less

Paleo Sloppy Joe’s – Perfectly marinated ground beef that puts a healthy twist to the traditional sloppy joe.

Soy-Free Beef and Vegetable Paleo Stir-Fry – Enjoy the aromas and taste of this Chinese inspired dish without the traditional soy sauce.

Paleo Tuna Salad – You can’t go wrong with a tuna salad made with homemade mayo and fresh, crisp vegetables. (Plus, five creative ways to eat it)!

Basic Staples for Making Paleo Southwest Chili

Tomato Sauce – My favorite brand of tomato sauce is Muir Glen, otherwise feel free to use any homemade tomato sauce from last Summer’s garden yield.
Diced Tomatoes – You can use fresh diced tomatoes if you wish, otherwise I use Muir Glen.
Chopped Green Chilis – It is hard to find canned green chilis that are 100% Paleo. I currently use La Preferida otherwise, if you have some extra time buying fresh is always best.
Chili Powder
Ground Cumin
Paprika
Garlic Powder
Sea Salt – Everyone has their opinion on the best sea salt, so use whatever’s in your kitchen.
Black Pepper – I prefer freshly ground black pepper, but use whatever’s in your kitchen!

Other Items Needed:

Ground Beef – When it comes to sourcing quality beef, always opt for local 100% grass-fed when possible.
Onion – Onions have multiple layers, so buying organic isn’t necessary.

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Paleo Southwest Chili

Busy weeknights call for easy meals, like this 30-minute Paleo southwest chili. Enjoy the fragrant notes and southwest spice in each bite.

Course Dinner, Lunch
Keyword 30 minute meal, chili, easy, keto, paleo, southwest
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 206 kcal
Author Angela Blanchard

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef and diced onions in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook for 5 minutes or until beef is browned and onions are tender.

  2. Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, chopped chilis, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the skillet and stir.

  3. Bring chili to a boil, cover and reduce heat to low and simmer for an additional 15 minutes or until fragrant.

Recipe Notes

  • Try swapping out beef for turkey or chicken.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Southwest Chili
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 271mg12%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 572IU11%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
How to Make Paleo Southwest Chili

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