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Economical {Paleo} Steak Chili
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins

9 Points Plus Per Serving -- Individual Serving is 2 Heaping Cups -- Serves 5

Course: Mains, Soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Paleo Steak Chili Recipe
Servings: 5 servings
Calories: 455 kcal
Author: Alyssa Brantley
5 from 1 vote
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil or avocado oil, divided
  • 2 large yellow onions chopped
  • 6 medium cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 small jalapeno chopped (see NOTES for spice variations)
  • 1 large rib celery chopped
  • 1 large green bell pepper core removed and chopped
  • 2 1/2 pounds bottom round steak trimmed and cut into 1" cubes
  • 4 tablespoons Mexican chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • pinch ground cloves
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes without salt
  • 1 cup broth or stock beef, chicken or vegetable
To Prepare:
  1. Trim steaks of any huge pieces of fat and cut into 1" cubes.

  2. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt, paprika, white pepper, cayenne, cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf in a small bowl.

  3. Use a food processor (obviously you can dice and chop by hand, it just takes a bit longer) to quickly chop the following: peeled and quartered onions. Pulse a handful of times until onions are just chopped and still have texture.
  4. Remove from processor bowl and toss in garlic, jalapeno (see NOTES) and celery. Process until chopped and remove to a bowl.
  5. Place green pepper in bowl of processor and pulse until just chopped but not watery. Remove from processor and combine with garlic mixture. Set aside.

To Cook:
  1. Heat large soup pot over medium high heat. Once hot, add 2 teaspoons of olive oil then chopped onions. Cook 10 minutes until softened. Add chopped peppers, celery and garlic and cook an additional 5 minutes.

  2. Remove the onion and pepper mixture and set aside. [img src="http://www.everydaymaven.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/10-IMG_9628.jpg" width="550"]

  3. Add remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to pot. Once hot, add cubed beef. Cook, undisturbed for 1 to 2 minutes and stir. Continue cooking 4 to 5 minutes to brown all sides.

  4. Add spice mixture to beef, cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute until spices are fragrant.

  5. Add crushed tomatoes, onion and pepper mixture and stock. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cover slightly ajar.

  6. Simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes, remove bay leaf, serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Economical {Paleo} Steak Chili
Amount Per Serving (2 Heaping Cups)
Calories 455 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 1814mg79%
Potassium 1581mg45%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 56g112%
Vitamin A 2835IU57%
Vitamin C 42.2mg51%
Calcium 156mg16%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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