Monday, September 3, 2012

Paleo Pumpkin Chili

I made this Paleo Pumpkin Chili last week to share with the attendees of the Paleo seminar at Clark Floyd CrossFit. I wanted to bring a dish that has tons of flavor, but is also quick and easy to throw together. I also brought veggie sticks and Kevin's Spicy Tomatillo Sauce and some Paleo Brownie Bites that I plan to post the recipe for later this week.

You know I am a sucker for any meal that involves throwing everything into a crock pot and letting the slow cooker do all the work for me. The addition of pumpkin to this chili gives it a really unique flavor and, with Fall just over the horizon, I am sure I will be making it quite often.



Paleo Pumpkin Chili
Serves: 6-8
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 7 Hours
Total Time: 7 Hours, 15 Minutes

Ingredients
1 lb ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
1 bell pepper (any color), diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1, 14.5 oz can diced, fire-roasted tomatoes
2, 4 oz cans diced green chiles
1, 15 oz can pumpkin
1 cup chicken or beef broth
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Set your slow cooker to the low setting.
Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir well.
Cook on low for 7 hours, until meat is cooked through.


23 comments:

  1. Those are the kind of simple three directions that I like to see!

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    1. Haha, me too! The easier the better!

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  2. Hi there, I just found your blog yesterday and I already LOVE IT. I had all the ingredients to make this recipe so I did so today. It was VERY GOOD. My husband ate it and loved it. Even my picky four year old ate it. I will definintely be making it again and freezing some too. Thanks so much for sharing it. I will be back often to see what else you share. My family and I just went Paleo/Primal three months ago so I'm on the hunt for more good dishes to make.

    Oh I wanted to tell you how I varied up your recipe:
    - I omitted the green chilies (Since I wanted my little girl to eat it and have it not be spicy)
    - I used chicken broth, not stock
    - I added a small (8 oz) can of tomato sauce
    - I added two small links of ground up chicken and apple sausage in addition to the ground beef (I love the Aidells brand! www.aidells.com)
    - I used plain diced tomatoes, not the fire roasted (again b/c of my daughter)

    I think that's it. Delicious!

    Thanks and my best to you!
    Mandy

    www.mandylifeafter30.com

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    1. Your version sounds yummy! I'll have to look up that brand of sausage. If you have been doing this for three months you have made it through the hardest part! Keep on keepin on!

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  3. This is currently in my crock pot and I just finally tasted it. It was so ridiculously delicious it almost made me violent. Paleo crock pot recipes are preeeetty much my best friend as a crazy busy working mom/nursing student who stubbornly, and rightly so, refuses to give up workouts when the schedule gets intense.
    Chili with pumpkin and cinnamon. Dude, it's insane.

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    1. I am with you 100% on the crock pot recipes...I use it whenever possible! I think this is the best review of one of my recipes that I have ever read. :) I might have to quote you.

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  4. Tarah - can you make this without meat & with vegetable broth? Do you think it would be just as good? Would love to hear!

    Thanks!

    Allie at www.alliewears.com

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    1. Definitely! I would bump up the veggies, though to make it more substantial. Maybe another can of tomatoes and more onion.

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  5. Having our first rainy day of the season here and this was super easy and soooo satisfying.... Not sure any will make it to being the leftovers I had planned... Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. What a perfect rainy day meal! Glad you liked it so much! :)

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  6. I made this on the spot (No crock pot because my morning memory is as good as a snail's) and it was still great. I just put slightly less water (broth) in it, and it was great.

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    1. Awesome! I haven't tried it on the stove top yet, that is good to know. :)

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  7. I made this today. Super easy and tasty. Even my non paleo family members enjoyed it.

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    1. That is great to hear - I love it when I can share Paleo meals with my non-Paleo friends and family. :)

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  8. Thanks very much for this recipe. It has become one of our go-to meals because it is delicious, satisfying, and easy!

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    1. Thanks! We still make it all the time, too :)

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  9. Is that right to use only one teaspoon of chili powder and a tablespoon of cinnamon? I love cinnamon in savory foods, but that doesn't seem like enough chili powder to me.

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    1. You can definitely use more if you like it spicy! I just prefer the cinnamon with the pumpkin - they are SO good together!

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    2. Thanks Tarah!!! It's going in the crockpot now!!! :)

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    3. Let me know how you like it - I prefer it spicy so I usually do add extra spice, but I know some people are bothered by too much spice.

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  10. I am finally making this tomorrow! You don't need to brown the meat on the stove first?

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    1. Nope! Just throw it all in there-it'll have plenty of time to cook!

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  11. thank you for sharing! a friend sent the link over because she loved your recipe! :)

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