This chunky chili will hit the spot but not the waistline. Bean-free, paleo, and whole30 compliant, it includes chunks of stew meat, sweet potatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Healthy comfort food!
I’ll repeat this until the cows come home – slow cookers were made for chili. They’re the perfect food to cook in your slow cooker. I love chili because it’s almost impossible to go wrong. You can it vegetarian, packed with meat, using 3 beans, etc. Since it’s still September and I still have my husband on his first whole 30 program I decided to make mine as healthy as possible while still being whole 30 compliant and packed with flavor.
I took 1 pound of beef stew meat and paired it with ground beef to create the perfect beef mixture. If this spice blend looks familiar it’s because this recipe is a revision of my Slow Cooker Chili recipe. The seasonings are pretty much the same outside of a few adjustments.
Chunky beef chili. I purposely cut the bell peppers, onion, and sweet potatoes (those are white sweet potatoes) into larger chunks than I normally would for this recipe. Of course you can make them any size you want just try to cut them into the same size chunks so they cook evenly. It may look like it’s not enough juice or tomatoes (see above pic) but trust me, it is.Print
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 lb beef stew meat
- 1 1/2 lbs sweet potatoes, chopped
- 2 bell peppers, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 28 ounces whole tomatoes
- 15 ounces diced tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp ghee (optional)
- Brown ground beef and stew meat in a skillet over medium heat.
- Drain fat and add meats to slow cooker.
- Add all other ingredients.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 2-4 hours or LOW 4-6.
You’ll know this chili is done when the potatoes are tender.
As with most chili in my opinion this is even better the next day.