Paleo Chili

  • olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • handfull of shiitaki mushrooms
  • 2+ large portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • chopped garlic, to taste
  • 3 Tbs. chili powder
  • 2 Tbs. paprika
  • 2 Tbs. cumin
  • 1# grass fed beef, cubed
  • 1# ground turkey (white, dark or a mix)
  • 2 28oz cans of crushed tomatoes w/ puree

  • in a large crock pot, empty both cans of crushed tomatoes and turn the crock pot on high.
  • add all but one Tbs. of chili powder to the crushed tomatoes and mix well.
  • brown the turkey meat in a pan and add it to the crock pot
  • add 1Tbs. of olive oil to the same pan and pan fry the onion, mushrooms and garlic, adding them to the crock pot when they are ready
  • add another Tbs. of olive oil to the pan, adding in the last Tbs. of chili powder
  • brown the beef in this mixture thoroughly adding into the crock pot when done
Crock pot times will vary, but the longer you cook this, the better.  I tend to cook the chili on high for a few hours, then on low for 10 hours, overnight.  Don't worry if the top layer looks really dark and dry in the morning.  Stir the chili a few times and inhale deeply.  This is how chili should smell.