Paleo Classic Chili

Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 medium zucchini sliced
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced
  • 1 14-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 28-oz. can peeled whole tomatoes
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce or to taste


  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef, breaking up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain off any grease.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add zucchini and sweet potatoes and sauté for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • Add remaining ingredients (tomato sauce through hot sauce) along with cooked ground beef. Bring mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: A big salad of red leaf lettuce, sliced avocado, oranges and chopped green onions and cilantro, tossed with Leanne’s Basic Vinaigrette.
NUTRITION: per serving: 940 Calories; 65g Fat; 45g Protein; 47g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 193mg Cholesterol; 1189mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 5 1/2 Vegetable; 10 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates. Points: 25
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