Venison Bacon Paleo Chili (super easy) from PaleoOMG 2


10554IMG_1657So this recipe came out a bit too smokey for my taste.  I doubled the recipe (hey, I’m 50% Italian) and added way too much smoked paprika.  You can use regular beef, but I was lucky enough to have wild venison (thanks Dad)!  It’s a hearty chili without any beans, making it Paleo friendly!  I’ve never eaten chili over sweet potatoes.  This would be an EXCELLENT post recovery lunch/dinner!  Let me know what you guys think about this one!

  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (optional)IMG_1658 (1)
  • 6 slices of bacon, cubed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (14) ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (8) ounce can of tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in your sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on rack in oven and cook for about 30 minutes or until potato is soft and cooked through.
  2. Now pull out a large pot, add the cubed bacon and let cook down.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, chop all the veggies.
  4. When the bacon has browned and is a bit crisp, add garlic clove and veggies.
  5. Let cook for about 6 or so minutes, then add your ground beef and all the spices.
  6. Once the beef is browned, add your tomato sauce and fire roasted tomatoes.
  7. Mix well and let all the flavors meld together while cooking on low for the next 8 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.
  8. Then split open your sweet potato, pour your chili over it, and eat. Delicious

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