Recipe by Alison Marras
This cozy and comforting Paleo chili recipe is filled with ground meat and a ton of veggies to keep you full and satisfied. It’s a Whole30-friendly chili and AIP-compliant, too, with no tomatoes and no beans. This great Paleo meal prep recipe is easily made in an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or on the stovetop.
total time:40 minutes
- Instant Pot (option 1)
- Stockpot or Dutch (option 2)
- Slow cooker (option 3)
Brown the meat by setting Instant Pot to "SAUTE" and adding extra-virgin olive oil to the pot. Once shimmering, add meat and mix up with a wooden spoon until browned after 5-8 mins.
Once liquid released from the meat has mostly been absorbed, add chopped onions and minced garlic. Mix for a minute or so until the onions are soft. Season with sea salt.
Next, add the cubed root veggies and herbs, and mix again.
Next, season with all seasonings and pumpkin purée, continuing to mix well with the spoon so it's coating everything.
Add bone broth over top and finish off with 2 bay leaves. Seal the Instant Pot and set to "meat/stew" for 20 minutes. Allow it to naturally release for at least 10 minutes and serve when ready!
Notes: Don't have an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker)? You can make it on the stovetop or in your Slow Cooker, too! Use the directions below.
Option 2 - Stovetop: Follow the same directions as Instant Pot, except: Instead of using 2 cups bone broth, use 3 cups and simmer it in a partially-covered stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-low heat for 1 hour or until the flavors meld.
Option 3 - Slow Cooker: Use a pot on the stove to do all the sautéing, before transferring everything to the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker on low and cook for 6-8 hours.
This is a well-balanced combination of savory, garlicky, and slightly sweet flavors. The pork is easy to shred and likely absorbs the essence of the onions, carrots, and seasonings. This is a comforting and flavorful slow-cooked pork dish with a blend of aromatic vegetables and seasonings. Enjoy!