Chili is one of those meals you just crave when the weather begins to turn cold.  For years I made a chili recipe that used a prepackaged seasoning mix, however when I discovered all the preservatives & genetically modified ingredients that are in most packages, I decided to just mix my own seasonings.  It's really just as easy & you can mix up several baggies of the spices for this recipe to keep on hand.  I also make this meal with ground wild game often so feel free to substitute whatever ground meat your family prefers!




2 pounds ground beef

1 large onion, diced

4 cloves garlic, minced

2 cups carrots, chopped fine

1 tablespoon dried oregano

3 teaspoons each of salt & chili powder

1/2 teaspoon each of smoked paprika & cumin

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 - 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 -  15 ounce can tomato sauce

1 - 6 ounce can tomato paste

1 can water

1 - 4 ounce can chopped green chilis, undrained


in a large stock pan, saute onions in the olive oil for 4-5 minutes, then transfer to a small bowl.

brown the ground beef, add in all the spices.

add onions back into pot & stir in garlic, carrots, canned items & water.

bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover & simmer 1 hour.

serve with this with my paleo cornbread!

Love, Cara