Spicy Chili with Bacon

Awesome Paleo food can be hard to make sometimes. Changing how and what you cook can be a huge challenge, and a lot of first-time Paleo eaters end up eating the same chicken, vegetables, eggs, and fruit everyday. BUT, sometimes we forget that some of our favorite foods are already Paleo! One example of this is chili. And, since it’s October and finally getting cold again, it’s time for some awesome chili!

Ingredients

2-3 pounds of lean ground beef (90-10)

2 green peppers

2 red peppers

2 orange peppers

2 onions

2 cubanelle peppers

2 poblano peppers

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 slices bacon

1 15 oz can of tomato sauce

1 6 oz can of tomato paste

1 8 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilis

1 16 oz jar of chunky salsa

2 tsp each of: hot Hungarian paprika, cumin, cayenne, ground coriander

1 TB each of: garlic powder, onion powder

3 TB chili powder

Chop bell peppers and onions. Finely chop cubanelle and poblano peppers and set aside in a large bowl.

Cook bacon in bottom of a large pot until browned to your liking. Remove, chop, and set aside. While the bacon is cooking, brown meat in a separate pan, drain, and set aside. Add onions and peppers to bacon grease and saute until soft, stirring frequently.

When veggies are cooked, mix in ground beef, bacon, and spices until well blended.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and salsa. Cover and simmer 2-3 hours. Enjoy!

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