Serves: 4 with leftovers
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 1 red onion, diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 3 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning*
- 2 (28 ounce) cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes, with liquid
- 1 (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
- salt and pepper to taste
*skip the store bought stuff -- it's filled with chemicals. Here's the recipe for a homemade version I've been using for a while and love!
Heat a large pot or dutch oven over medium high heat. Add the ground beef and break it up with a wooden spoon, allowing it to brown. Meanwhile chop your onion, carrots and celery. Season the beef with taco seasoning, stirring so the spices start to sizzle. Once the beef is mostly cooked through, add the veggies, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring the chili to a boil for about a minute, then lower the heat and simmer for about 1-2 hours on low, stirring occasionally. Taste it and add any additional salt and pepper or taco seasoning to suit your taste preferences.
Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt, sour cream, chives, cilantro, cheese, you name it! (This would obviously not be Paleo, ha!)
Go a little further and jump completely off the Paleo bridge by adding a can of kidney beans to this recipe if you like! Let me know how you like this easy dinner!