Almost Paleo Chocolate Chili

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The concept of a Paleo diet is extremely fascinating to me.  I already don’t eat a lot of bread but have found it hard to give up other grains.  I found this recipe in the new Well Fed cookbook.  I’ve never made a chili with chocolate in it before but it sounded good so I had to try it.  I did change some things in the recipe to make it more to my family’s taste.

Almost Paleo Chocolate Chili

2 tablespoons coconut oil (I used Tropical Traditions)
1/2 cup diced onion (rinsed with water)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cumin
1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste
1 can (14.5 oz.) fire roasted, diced tomatoes
1 can (10 oz.) rotel tomatoes
2 cans kidney beans
14.5 oz. low sodium chicken broth

Use a large deep pot over medium-high heat, then add coconut oil.  When the oil is melted, add onions and stir, cooking till translucent; 3-5 minutes.  Add garlic and as soon as fragrant (about 30 seconds), crumble ground beef into pan.  Cook stirring often till browned.

In a small bowl, mix all seasonings with a fork and then add to pot, stirring like you mean it.  Add tomato paste and stir till combined, about 2 minutes.  Add tomatoes, broth and beans to pot, stir, bring to boil and simmer about 45 minutes.

Serve with spinach in bottom of bowls and top with some cheddar cheese.

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Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan
Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan

Right on! Glad you enjoyed the recipe... and looks like the only non-paleo ingredient you added was kidney beans. It's just a small step from there to full paloe ;-)

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