Slow-Cooker Paleo Chili

Slow-Cooker Paleo Chili


– 1lbs ground pork
– 1lbs of some sort of beef
– 2 medium onions, diced
– 4 carrots, diced
– 8oz mushrooms, sliced
– about 4 Tbs chili powder
– ½ tsp garlic powder
– 1 Tbs each of basil & oregano
– salt & pepper to taste
– 1 ½ Tbs cumin
– 28oz can crushed tomatoes
– 14oz can diced tomatoes
– 1 Tbs cider vinegar
– Tomato paste (to thicken the chili; I use about 3-4 Tbs)


In a slow cooker, place the onions, carrots, mushrooms, then add the meat. Add all the spices, tomatoes, and vinegar then cook on high for 4 hours if short on time, or on low for 6-8 hours. The latter allows everything to soften and break down.

About 30 minutes before serving, add the tomato paste to thicken if necessary, which I think it is since I like to eat my chili with a fork!

Originally posted on our 2012 EAT BETTER TO LIVE BETTER Nutrition Challenge.