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slow cooker paleo chili - plated chili

Slow Cooker Paleo Chili

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword slow cooker paleo chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 404 kcal


  • 2 medium onions
  • 2 medium bell peppers any color
  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. 4 oz. raw 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced tomatoes, no salt added not drained
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. sea salt or Himalayan salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish; optional)


  1. Chop onions, bell peppers, and zucchini. Peel and chop sweet potato. Finely chop garlic. Set aside.

  2. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.

  3. Add beef; cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, or until browned. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent; remove from pan.

  4. Transfer beef mixture to slow cooker; add bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, tomatoes, water, chili powder, cumin, onion powder, oregano, salt, and pepper.

  5. Cover and cook on low heat for 7 to 8 hours (or high heat for 4 to 5 hours).

  6. Divide evenly among four bowls; garnish with cilantro (if desired). Store unused portion refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is paleo- and Whole30-friendly. To reduce carbohydrates and glycemic index, swap butternut squash or pumpkin for sweet potatoes.
  • When all of the ingredients are added to the slow cooker, it may seem like there is not enough liquid. All of the vegetables will release liquid as they cook.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Paleo Chili
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 618mg27%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 36g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.