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no bean Hawaiian chili recipe


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!

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no bean Hawaiian chili recipe
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Serves: 4-6
This Hawaiian chili recipe has no beans and boasts the perfect combination of sweet and heat.
  • 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
  1. Brown and season (with salt and pepper) 2 lbs ground pork in the 2 tsp coconut oil.
  2. Once brown, add all remaining ingredients (except the pineapple).
  3. Mix thoroughly and bake for 2.5 hours at 225 degrees (covered).
  4. 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? February 27th, 2014 is National Chili Day.

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  1. Ohhh, I love the ingredients in this one!

  2. I have to try this! We love pineapple and I bet it tastes amazing in a chili.

  3. Oh this looks SO good…my husband loves pineapple in anything so I know he’d love this! YUM…pinning for later!

  4. You continue to amaze me Jody!! Simply fabulous .. looks amazing and the photos are beyond great!!!!

  5. RICHARD HICKS says:

    Never heard of this but it sure looks very tasty. Want to give it a try!

  6. My girls aren’t big bean fans so I think they’d like this version of chili. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Looks lovely, I’ve never tried using pineapple in my chilli what a great idea.

  8. Adding this to my meal plan this week! Got a pineapple that needed to be used. This looks like something the kids will love!

  9. This looks so good Jody! I love pineapple in anything! My hubby would love this chili with no beans! Have a lovely weekend! Angie xo

  10. Heather Bush says:

    I have a can of crushed pineapple, now that I know flavour will work…

  11. Erika Birrell says:

    Oh my gosh yummy!! I love Chili!! I’ve never had it without beans though and I LOVE beans, so I don’t know if I would try it without. I may use the recipe though, it looks amazing and I want to make chili again before it gets warmer outside!!!

  12. Debbie Petch says:

    This sounds so good! I can’t wait to try it!

  13. I like the idea of no bean chili, and I love the idea of the pineapple.

  14. Judy C (Judy Cowan) says:

    Oh this sounds amazing! The ingredients sound like they would go great together!!

  15. Nena Sinclair says:

    This is a very different version of chili! I’ll have to give it a try, my kids love chili!

  16. It sounds so good! I don’t dislike beans but when it comes to chili, I think they’re unnecessary carbs. This versions sounds much better :)

  17. Michelle L says:

    Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Can I make this in the slow cooker?

  19. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I always thought that chili had to have beans in it…this is a great new twist that I’d like to try!


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