Jan 28, 2014

Bison Bacon Paleo Chili

Our mom makes some of THE BEST chili I’ve ever had.  It has the perfect amount of sweet and spice that makes me drool just thinking about it.  When she makes a big pot, I always steal some for the next few days to take to lunch.
Since she’s a chili master, I’ve always been skeptical of making my own or trying a Paleo version (since strict Paleo does not include beans).  How could I ever live up to Onda's chili status?!
Well, we did BOTH the other night and it was AMAZE BALLS (yeah I said amaze balls).  Austin and I had been craving chili for weeks and finally gave in.
It was too delicious not to share.  Not to mention, it won’t spike your blood sugar and has great nutrition from all the veggies.

Here is the list of ingredients:
6 oz of uncured bacon
1 lb of grass fed bison
½  onion diced
2 large carrots
1 bell pepper
1jalapeno finely diced
2 T chili powder
½ T cumin
½ T paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp dried parsley
sea salt and pepper to taste
15 oz can of tomato sauce (no sugar added)
15 oz can of diced tomatoes
½ cup GF chicken broth

1.     Heat pot to medium high and add chopped bacon.  Stir occasionally until crispy.  Remove with slotted spoon onto paper towels.
2.     Add chopped onion, carrots, bell pepper, and jalapeno to bacon fat.  Cook for 7 minutes.
3.     Add bison to veggies and break apart.  Cook for 10 minutes.
4.     Add spices and garlic and mix well.
5.     Add broth, tomatoes, and sauce and stir.
6.     Bring to boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
7.     Stir in bacon OR save some for toppings.
*We added avocado to top it off!

YUM!  Please try this!  Let me know what you think :)


  1. Drooling just looking at this. Can't wait to try it!!!

  2. I made this today and it was awesome!! My family didn't even notice the carrots or peppers because of the bacon. :) Thanks so much for sharing. This will definitely be on our regular rotation.

  3. This recipe is on my shopping list for this week! My boyfriend is picky because he doesn't like veggies but I think this might be a winner because of the bacon! Thank you so much! and since I'm a honest person, I kinda want to go to the store, like now to make this for breakfast because it looks so delish!

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  4. Great recipe, thanks for linking up!

  5. What is the serving size for this and the colors per serving? I make the turkey chili all the time this looks great.