An easy, healthy chili recipe made with grass-fed ground beef, bell peppers, tomatoes, bone broth and chili powder for some extra heat! This gluten-free and paleo chili recipe works for both stove top and crockpot! 

overhead shot of a plate of easy healthy chili made with grass-fed ground beef and no beans

This One-Pot Chili Recipe is the perfect addition to your meal prep routine!

I’ve been craving chili like a madwoman for two weeks now, and only recently finally pulled all the ingredients together to make it.

OMG it was so good! Hearty, umami-packed, a bit smoky and slightly spicy from the added chipotle chili powder! A hearty homecooked comfort food meal that you can enjoy any night of the week.

Make sure to cook a huge pot – this healthy chili actually tasted better a day or two after cooking so go all out. It also freezes really well.

Why you will love this easy healthy chili recipe:

  • It is packed with lean protein from grass-fed ground beef and plenty wholesome thanks to all the added veggies.
  • By using only wholesome healthy ingredients this chili recipe is gluten-free, grain-free and low carb. Swap the butter for ghee to make this paleo-approved.
  • This ground beef chili recipe has the perfect smoky savory flavor, and it is thick in texture so feel free to bring out all of your favorite chili toppings.
  • It can be a spicy ground beef chili if that’s your thing but you can also skip the chili powder if that’s your family’s preference.
  • This chili is a one-pot recipe which means less dishes for you to clean! Yay!

How to serve this ground beef chili?

I wold recommend topping your bowl of chili with:

  • sliced jalapenos
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • sliced avocados
  • a dollop of sour cream
  • chopped cilantro

Tips for making healthy ground beef chili:

  • Though store-bought broth is quicker and easier, I do recommend you start making your own bone broth for recipes like this.
  • Can’t imagine a chili without beans? Add 1 cup of cooked black beans to the recipe.
  • If you are not huge on beef, feel free to make this chili recipe with ground turkey!

Can I make this healthy chili recipe in a slow cooker?

I was going to throw all the ingredients in my crock pot and let them simmer for a few hours, which is easy and you can definitely do. But I wanted to eat it as soon as possible, so I just simmered it on the stovetop.

More healthy recipes using beef /ground beef:

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Easy, Healthy Chili Recipe with Ground Beef

You can make this easy healthy chili recipe in your slow cooker or crockpot! If you're impatient, just simmer it on the stovetop! It is packed with protein from grass-fed beef and plenty wholesome thanks to the added veggies! Serve with your favorite chili toppings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chili recipe, healthy chili con carne, healthy slowcooker chili
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 881kcal
Author: Dani

Ingredients

  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp chili
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder I like a smoky chili
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cayenne for spicy chili
  • 2 cups bone broth
  • 2 tbsp butter or ghee for paleo

Instructions

  • Sautee the olive oil, onion, pepper and garlic over medium heat until soft.
  • Add the beef, breaking it apart and browning it a bit.
  • Once browned a bit but not fully cooked, add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Let it simmer until the broth has evaporated, about 45 minutes.
  • Top with butter or ghee and mix in. I just love butter.

Notes

  • Top with grass-fed cheddar and fresh jalapeno. Avocado would be good too.
  • Though store-bought broth is quicker and easier, I do recommend you start making your own bone broth for recipes like this. 
  • Can't imagine a chili without beans? Add 1 cup of cooked black beans to the recipe. 
  • If you are not huge on beef, feel free to make this chili recipe with ground turkey! 

Try this easy, healthy and paleo chili recipe that's great for dinner or as leftovers for lunch! #healthyrecipes, #weeknightdinner

2 Comments

  1. Looks delicious. Entirely different flavor profile than my usual chili so I’m eager to try it. I usually throw a cup of pumpkin in my chili, too, just to up the nutrients and add creaminess without changing the flavor much. I think I’ll attempt this both ways. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. I make a chili that is only green pepper and onion – no tomato at all, I guess it is stew. But this reminded me of it. 🙂

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