Friday, November 22, 2013

Paleo Bison Chili

It looks like Morgan and I think alike. Just before I read her last post I made Bison Chili to blog about. Whoops! This actually happens a lot. Great Minds! :)

This one will be for all those meat eaters out there. Don't worry, there are still plenty of antioxidants and fiber in this chili. It's also lower in fat than your average chili. I've used ground bison, which is a lot leaner than ground beef.  I also used turkey bacon vs. regular bacon for a smoky flavor. Alternatively you could use canadian bacon or even regular center cut bacon. Make sure to get Nitrite/Nitrate free bacon. You could make this vegetarian by swapping out the bison for beans or even lentils and using vegetable broth vs. beef broth.

I forgot to get a picture again! WHOOPS!!!!!

Bison Chili

-1 lb ground bison
-3 bell peppers (any color) diced
-5 slices turkey bacon
-1 medium onion diced
-3 cloves garlic, diced
-1 large can diced fire roasted tomatoes (no salt added)
-1 T tomato paste
-1/2 c. beef broth
-1 heaping tsp. ground cumin
-1 tsp. cayenne (you can use less if you like it more mild)
-salt to taste

First dice your onion, garlic, peppers and bacon. Next add EVOO to your saucepan and heat over medium high. Once hot, add onions and garlic. Saute until translucent.

Add your bacon and ground bison to the mixture. Break up the ground bison and make sure the meat browns.

Next add in your tomato paste and spices. Make sure to mix it well.

Add all veggies next (canned tomatoes included) and broth. Bring to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, bring to medium low and let it simmer away until veggies are tender.

You could put this all in the crockpot and let it cook while you're at work or going about your day.


-jalapeno slices
-hot sauce

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