10 Minute Game-Day Chili


Hey guys. I just got home from the Farmer’s Market and threw this one together while cleaning out the fridge. You can tweak it with what you find in your kitchen. I added fennel seeds at the beginning to give it a little twist, but they are not necessary. This recipe made three portions.

Ideally you’d want to use a chile puree of some sort, but if you don’t have any, then use stock and tomato paste to yield your desired consistency.
Whatever you do, please leave the beans out…Go Vikes!

Oh wait… ummm, yeah, maybe next year.

Keep it simple, keep it spicy and “Keep It Paleo!”

Your Pal,

Paleo Nick


10 Minute Game-Day Chili

Ingredients List:

  • 1 pound organic, grass-fed Ground Beef
  • .3oz Kosher Salt (weigh on a scale)
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
  • Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Fennel Seeds
  • 1 large Onion, small dice
  • 2 Red Bell Peppers, roasted, small dice (or use fresh bell pepper)
  • 1 cup Guajillo Chile Puree (or Enchilada Sauce)
  • 1 Chipotle Pepper in Adobo, break up in a pan with a wooden spoon
  • 3oz Tomato Paste (half a small can)
  • 1 small bunch Cilantro, chopped

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Place beef, cumin, granulated garlic, and Kosher salt in a bowl and mix well with hands.
  2. Heat a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  3. Add olive oil and fennel seeds and toast seeds until golden brown.
  4. Add meat mixture and incorporate well with seeds to prevent them from burning. Do this by using a wooden spoon to break up meat and folding fennel seeds into meat and out of direct heat.
  5. Cook for 2-3 minutes, then add onion.
  6. Continue to break up meat with a wooden spoon and cook for 5 minutes longer.
  7. Add bell peppers and cook until meat is completely done. 
  8. You can drain the fat from the mixture at this point or leave it in the pan. I left mine in the pan. 
  9. Add chile puree, chipotle pepper and tomato paste and stir well to incorporate.
  10. Bring Chili to a simmer and then check seasoning. Adjust with salt as necessary
  11. Finish with fresh cilantro just before serving. 
  12. Enjoy with fresh lime juice, green onions, jalapenos, etc…
  13. Share with your friends and hope that the Vikings make it next year!!

“Keep It Paleo!”

Zone Breakdown Yields: 9P, 6C, 9F



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