Paleo Beef Chili with Beef, Chorizo & Chipotle

Chili Con Carne with Beef, Chorizo & Chipotle

  • Author: Irena Macri | Eat Drink Paleo
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Mexican


This paleo friendly chilli is made in a slow cooker but you can easily make it on a stove top or in the oven.



  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1 large brown onion, finely diced
  • 2 medium chorizo sausages, skin off and diced roughly
  • 600700 grams / 1.5 lb grass-fed ground beef/mince
  • 23 cloves garlic, diced
  • 2 chipotle chilli peppers (dried or tinned), diced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 cup diced tinned tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon aged balsamic vinegar
  • Garnish: greek or coconut yoghurt, fresh coriander, spring onion


Slow cooker method:Cook the onions in olive or coconut oil over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes. This can be done in a frying pan or directly in a slow cooker dish if it’s heat-proof. Then add the diced chorizo, stir and cook for a further 2 minutes, until slightly browned.

  1. Now add the beef and break it apart while stirring with the onion and chorizo. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Follow with the garlic and spices, and stir together for a minute to release the aromas.
  2. Finally, add the tomatoes and vinegar, bring to a simmer and transfer to a slow cooker (unless already in the slow cooker dish, then simply place the vessel back onto the heat element).
  3. Cook covered for 2-3 hours on HIGH, 4-5 hours on MEDIUM, 6-7 hours on LOW.

Stovetop method: Repeat the same steps as above but cook everything in a large pot or a deep frying pan with a lid. Once all ingredients are added and brought to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring a few times.

Oven method: Repeat the same steps as above and once all ingredients are added and brought to a simmer, transfer the mix to an oven-proof casserole dish or a Dutch oven, cover with foil and cook in a 200C/395F oven for 30-45 minutes. Stir half way.

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