February 27th, 2014 is National Chili Day – I wanted to create a chili recipe without beans that would work for people following the Paleo diet. Although I do not follow the Paleo way of eating specifically, I would say that 70-80% of the foods I now eat (real food/clean eating) would fall pretty close to being being Paleo.
This no bean Hawaiian chili was a huge success with my entire family and both of my daughters asked me to make it again tomorrow. I guess it is safe to say that I will add this to our regular meal planning schedule!
- 2 lbs ground pork
- 2 tsp coconut oil
- 2.5 cups tomato sauce
- 1 red pepper
- 1 green pepper
- ½ large sweet onion
- 3 chopped garlic cloves
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 small pineapple
- salt and pepper to taste
- Brown and season (with salt and pepper) 2 lbs ground pork in the 2 tsp coconut oil.
- Once brown, add all remaining ingredients (except the pineapple).
- Mix thoroughly and bake for 2.5 hours at 225 degrees (covered).
- Add in one small chopped up pineapple and bake for an additional 30 min.
If you do cook the chili in a cast iron dutch oven, be sure to remove chili to serve and to store as it is not good to let tomato base items and cast iron sit together after cooking.
If you are a fan of beans, you may want to try my turkey chili recipe that uses homemade salsa.
So tell me, have you ever had a no bean chili or a Hawaiian chili?
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Here are some other chili recipes you may enjoy:
- Presidential Chili
- White Chicken Chili
- Classic Chili Con Carne
- Jalapeno Popper Chili
- Crockpot Chili
- Spicy Chicken Chili
- Crockpot Lime Chicken Chili