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best paleo chili's/stews

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Created September 09, 2011 at 11:18 PM

I'm so hungry right now!

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on September 14, 2011
at 04:51 AM

I don't care much for beer. Plus, then it technically wouldn't be Paleo.

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on September 11, 2011
at 05:29 AM

and drink the other half?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 11, 2011
at 05:29 AM

Doesn't anybody else dump in about a half a beer?

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on September 11, 2011
at 12:02 AM

I love this chili recipe!!!! Def one of my favorites!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:05 PM

I'm going to try it with more cumin, I LOVE cumin!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:02 PM

I want to pick your pickled peppers.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:01 PM

But you're probably right in all other instances.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I beg to differ. I accidentally made THE BEST FREAKING CHILI EVER using some leftover roasted chicken. I only wish I could re-create it :(

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:55 PM

Looks awesome..

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on September 10, 2011
at 07:33 AM

Mine is almost exactly this - but MORE cumin than chilli. Often use smoked paprika, and I add various chopped veg - carrots and or peppers - to increase the range of nutrients. Love it! Also add a few chopped chicken livers if I happen to have them.

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:15 AM

i do almost the exact same recipe in a slow cooker! dee-lish

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on September 10, 2011
at 03:48 AM

I use A LOT of chili powder when I make my chili. I go easy on the tomatoes. I use some hot sauce I buy in the Latino section called La Valencio or something like that. Awesome stuff. I love the ethnic sections!

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on September 09, 2011
at 11:53 PM

oh my goodness, that sounds amazing. I have to pick up the ingredients but I'm definatly trying that. Hopefully my eyeballing measurements work hahah

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on September 09, 2011
at 11:31 PM

And if anyone would like for me to figure out specific amounts, I could do that, but then you've gotta come over and help me eat what I measured out ;D

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at 11:30 PM

whoops, I forgot to mention stock. Add some stock. You can also add beans or veggies, this is just the base recipe.

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:55 AM

While on a family vacation my sister in law wanted to make chili. She used canned tomatoes (crushed), cumin, onion/garlic powder, cayenne pepper, Tapatio hot sauce, salsa, tomato paste, and a ton of ground beef.

I convinced her to let me scoop a couple bowls out before the beans were added.

Then, I topped it with home-made pickled peppers, sour cream, and cheese.

best-paleo-chili's/stews

(recipe here)

6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:55 PM

Looks awesome..

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:02 PM

I want to pick your pickled peppers.

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on September 10, 2011
at 01:32 AM

I make this a lot: http://paleomama.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-infamous-paleo-chili/. In my crockpot. On low for 6-8 hrs.

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on September 11, 2011
at 12:02 AM

I love this chili recipe!!!! Def one of my favorites!

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on September 10, 2011
at 12:37 AM

The key with good chile, IMHO is use pork, lamb, and beef. Game can be used in place of the lamb.

Also, diversify your chilies. Latin markets are great for finding delicious, exotic chilies. If you have a gas stove you can really open up the flavor of dried chilies by waving them over the flame until they just start to bubble but before they get charred. Then rehydrate them in a food processor with water until you get a slurry. Anaheims are good, so are New Mexicos...

Also, a regular old chili powder can be used as you slowly cook it to intensify the flavor. A nice smoked paprika and regular paprika is good too. Don't go too crazy though, because sometimes it takes a while for the flavor to really come in to its own. If by hour 3 or 4 it doesn't taste intense enough, add more slurry or more generic chili powder.

A good home made beef stock really adds perfection as well. Something about the mouth feel of a home made chili with all that melted gelatin is amazing.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 10, 2011
at 05:00 PM

I beg to differ. I accidentally made THE BEST FREAKING CHILI EVER using some leftover roasted chicken. I only wish I could re-create it :(

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 10, 2011
at 05:01 PM

But you're probably right in all other instances.

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:29 PM

I love Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo's chili, found here: http://everydaypaleo.com/2010/02/06/super-bowl-2010/

It's also great with sweet sausage (I have a friend who can't eat food with even a bit of spice and she loved it that way).

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on September 10, 2011
at 06:09 PM

Chile verde. I crockpot a cheap pork roast until it falls apart. Strip the meat and fat and discard the bones. Fry up onions and garlic in a skillet, then add salsa, the meat chunks and a can of sliced green chilis. Simmer to thicken, then pour in a casserole (over rice is good, but your choice). Top with chopped green onions, sliced black olives, avocado chunks. Then grate a melting cheese like cojack on top and broil.

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:40 PM

I made stew last night. I loved it, my picky whiney family did not.

Crockpot: One beef neck bone One pound stew meat salt & pepper 4 Bayleaves water

(hours later)

One small white sweet potato, washed and left whole (so as to not disintegrate. I peeled in when I served it.) 3 shallots (I would dare suggest adding more. I wanted more in it) One bunch of Dino kale, cut up into bite size pieces

This was delicious. Especially the sweet potato, and the shallots did a lot for the kale.

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on September 09, 2011
at 11:29 PM

I fry up some bacon in the pot I will be making chili in. Then I cook some ground beef and lots of onions. Then I add a crapload of tomatoes (canned for convenience). I create a layer of chili powder over the top (since we're not really measuring here). Add about 25% less cumin than chili powder, the difference in coriander, and a generous but not excessive amount of salt. Also add at least 1 bay leaf per can of tomatoes, some paprika (smoked is okay, too), and a bit of oregano and thyme. Leave on the stove for as long as you can resist eating it, and then serve with diced onions and cheese. Mmmmm!

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:05 PM

I'm going to try it with more cumin, I LOVE cumin!

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on September 10, 2011
at 06:15 AM

i do almost the exact same recipe in a slow cooker! dee-lish

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 11, 2011
at 05:29 AM

and drink the other half?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 09, 2011
at 11:30 PM

whoops, I forgot to mention stock. Add some stock. You can also add beans or veggies, this is just the base recipe.

Dd0244b4368083d25ae9eb8533211d2e

(160)

on September 09, 2011
at 11:53 PM

oh my goodness, that sounds amazing. I have to pick up the ingredients but I'm definatly trying that. Hopefully my eyeballing measurements work hahah

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 10, 2011
at 03:48 AM

I use A LOT of chili powder when I make my chili. I go easy on the tomatoes. I use some hot sauce I buy in the Latino section called La Valencio or something like that. Awesome stuff. I love the ethnic sections!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on September 11, 2011
at 05:29 AM

Doesn't anybody else dump in about a half a beer?

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 09, 2011
at 11:31 PM

And if anyone would like for me to figure out specific amounts, I could do that, but then you've gotta come over and help me eat what I measured out ;D

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on September 10, 2011
at 07:33 AM

Mine is almost exactly this - but MORE cumin than chilli. Often use smoked paprika, and I add various chopped veg - carrots and or peppers - to increase the range of nutrients. Love it! Also add a few chopped chicken livers if I happen to have them.

1fc9c11cf23b2f62ac78979de933ad83

(2435)

on September 14, 2011
at 04:51 AM

I don't care much for beer. Plus, then it technically wouldn't be Paleo.

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on September 10, 2011
at 08:11 PM

I have tried way too many combos of stuff to recommend only one but I find that it's really easy to make paleo chili fast, however, the ones that take forever always have so much richer of a flavor profile.

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on September 10, 2011
at 07:41 PM

A bit time consuming, but the best chili I've ever had: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/True-Texas-Chili-355049

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on September 10, 2011
at 05:01 PM

All I can add to the already great answers is to make sure and not screw up and add beans as I saw at least one person suggest. First, legumes suck. Second, if it has beans in it, it isn't chili. I don't know what it is, but it isn't chili.

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