Bacon Chili with Peppers


Bacon Chili with PeppersFor the final day of the #PepperParty, I decided to make a variation of my friend’s Paleo Bacon Chili. Hers is already pretty darn good, but she can’t eat peppers–the horror!!!–so mine, of course, features these beauties. Before we get to that, let’s see what else is out on the table today:

#PepperParty Recipe CollageRoasted Bell Pepper Slow Cooker Soup by Cook the Story
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Stuffed Peppers by What Jew Wanna Eat
Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli {with Bacon} by Chocolate & Carrots
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
Texas Caviar by Juanita’s Cocina
Parmesan Soufflé with a Citrus Pepper Sauce by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Baked Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Peppers by Mother Thyme
Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches with Roasted Peppers, Caramelized Onions and Mozzarella by Cravings of a Lunatic
Shrimp & Garlic Rice Stuffed Peppers by White Lights on Wednesday
Canned Roasted Red Peppers by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
Sauteed Bell Pepper Coconut Curry Soup with Coconut Crusted Tilapia by Food Snob 2.0
Steak Fajita Bell Pepper Boats from It’s Yummi!
Balsamic Chicken & Pepper Sandwiches by Mom’s Test Kitchen
Kielbasa with Peppers and Onions by {i love} my disorganized life
Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja by Cooking In Stilettos
Red Pepper Sriracha Quiona Cakes by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Peppers Stuffed with Everything Good by Healthy. Delicious.
Bell Pepper Slaw by The Redhead Baker
Crockpot Honey Soy Chicken and Peppers by Take A Bite Out of Boca

Bacon Chili with PeppersYummy! Now this chili is a little different than what you’re used to. There are a lot of vegetables and no beans. Which is weird to me since I’ve always had beans in chili, even when I didn’t really like beans. My son still doesn’t enjoy them, so he declared this chili the champion in our household. It’s also pretty mild–again, feeding kids here–so feel free to kick up the spice a notch, if so desired.

Bacon Chili with PeppersThank you for joining us this week in the #PepperParty! I’ve really enjoyed going outside my comfort zone a bit to bring you some main courses and work on my cooking a little bit more. Perhaps I can cook and bake, after all!

Bacon Chili with Peppers

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Bacon Chili with Peppers
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Author: adapted from Crista at Paleo Recipe Share
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4
  • 10 slices uncured, nitrate-free bacon, diced
  • 1 pound grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 medium Vidalia onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 2 medium celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 6-7 mini sweet bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 14-ounce can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste, plus ½ can water
  • 1½ Tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Maldon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  1. In a large saute pan, heat the bacon over medium to medium-high heat, stirring often.
  2. Once the bacon gets brown and starts to crisp, add the ground beef and onion. Cook until the onions start getting translucent, stirring often.
  3. Add the garlic, celery, carrots, and bell peppers, cooking for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes (undrained), tomato paste, and water. Add the seasonings except for the cilantro.
  5. Simmer for 20 minutes uncovered.
  6. Stir in the cilantro and cook for 2 more minutes before serving.

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