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spicy bacon chili | paleo

hanley —  November 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

spicy bacon paleo chili

Whole Foods Sauganash Chicago | 2012 Chili Cook Off Winner

2 lbs grass fed ground beef
1 lb pork sausage (no sugar added)
1 lb bacon (nitrate-free – no sugar added)
1 large yellow onion
1 red pepper
1 green pepper
2 serrano peppers (use 1 if you don’t like it too spicy)
5 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
3 14oz cans diced fire roasted tomatoes (no sugar added)
1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
½ T chipotle powder (use less if you don’t like it spicy)
3 t sea salt
2 t cinnamon
2 t ancho chili powder
2 t cumin
1 t coriander
1 t ginger
1 t garlic powder
1 t cayenne pepper
1 t red pepper flakes
½ t cloves
½ t cardamom

-chop bacon slices into bite-sized pieces
-fry them in a skillet until the fat is only partially rendered, then place into a pot large enough to hold the entire batch of chili
-leave the bacon fat in your skillet and add the chopped onion and minced garlic, sautéing until the onion is translucent and the garlic is fragrant – add them to your chili pot

-cook the sausage and ground beef in batches
-add the rest of the meat, tomatoes, peppers and spice mixture to your pot, bring to a gentle boil, then turn the heat down and simmer for 2hrs
-optional – serve over baked sweet potato