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Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne

October, 2016 (Last Updated: August, 2019)

Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne – a gluten free, dairy free paleo chili with a smoky BBQ flare. Give your favourite comfort food a delightful twist with this home-cooked meal.

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Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne - a fall favourite this home cooked gluten free and dairy free recipe is a delightful twist to the norm.

A chili is probably one of the top 10 fall/winter comfort foods. I want to say top 5 but then I remember some people will eat pizza in any type of weather lol! There are so many chili recipes on Google and even a heap more PALEO chilli recipes but they all seem to be the same thing. Well, mine’s just a little bit different because BBQ’S are still on my mind.

This Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne is just that. A paleo chili with some smoky BBQ sauce. Nothing too fancy but all the more delicious and delightfully different to the norm. Sometimes, it’s good to give your favourite things a little twist, right?

Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne - one of my favourite winter comfort foods, a delightful home cooked meal with a smoky bbq twist.

I use my easy and deliciously smoky no cook paleo BBQ sauce and I actually mix it into the paleo chili (guess it’s “cooked” in this case lol).

Sweet potatoes or even some pumpkin will add a nice creamy touch to the chilli while the avocado just tops the whole dish off.

If you love fall comfort foods that contain lots of grass fed beef then this Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne recipe is made with home cooked love just for you!

Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne - your favourite fall comfort food with a delicious smoky twist. Gluten free and dairy free recipe.

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Smoky BBQ Paleo Ground Beef Chili Con Carne - your favourite Mexican fall comfort food with a delicious smoky twist. Gluten free and dairy free recipe.
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Ground beef with sweet potatoes, avocado and coriander in blue vintage bowl
Smoky BBQ Paleo Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
Smoky BBQ Paleo Chilli - a gluten free, dairy free paleo chilli filled with ground beef, chilli peppers, sweet potatoes and a paleo smoky BBQ sauce for an extra flare
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: paleo
Servings: 4 -5 servings
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: WhittyPaleo
  • 1 sweet potato diced * (roasted or steamed)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 bell pepper (diced)
  • 500 g / 1lb ground beef
  • 2-3 chilli peppers (diced)
  • 400 g /14 oz. chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt
  • ¼ tsp ginger
  • 1/4 cup paleo bbq sauce
  • ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper optional
  1. Prepare your sweet potatoes by steaming for 4-5 mins (should have a softer consistency but fork does not have to go through as it will still cook in the chilli)
  2. Add your coconut oil to a pot on medium-high heat, saute onions and garlic till translucent, about 3-4 mins.
  3. Add in your bell peppers, cook for another 4 minutes.
  4. Add in your chilli peppers, cook for a further 2 minutes.
  5. Next add in your beef, cook till browned.
  6. Pour in your chopped tomatoes and BBQ sauce.
  7. Stir in your seasonings. Cook for about 10 minutes (taste test after 10 minutes to check if you want to add the extra cayenne pepper)
  8. Cook for a further 30 minutes on a low simmer.
  9. Serve and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Paleo BBQ Sauce Recipe

*You can also use roasted sweet potatoes and add them in at the end of cooking.


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  • Reply
    October, 2017 at 4:18 PM

    I just made this, and I can’t stop eating it!!! I’m doing more if a clean eating diet so I added beans!!! So amazing!!

    • Reply
      October, 2017 at 12:58 AM

      Haha awww that’s awesome Melissa, glad you could make it fit for you! 😀

  • Reply
    April, 2017 at 8:42 PM

    potato in paleo? wtf

    • Reply
      April, 2017 at 4:20 PM

      Hi Andy, it’s actually a sweet potato and there are quite a number of people who agree that sweet potatoes, whether the white flesh kind or orange flesh kind are in fact Paleo. They are low on the glycemic index as their sugars are released slowly and at a steady rate – I think they’re a great carb for Paleo dieters. However, if you’re completely strict paleo then I don’t think this blog is for you. Many thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    March, 2017 at 1:52 PM

    BBQ chili!? Heck to the yes! This looks SO good and so packed full of bold flavor. cannot wait to try!

    • Reply
      March, 2017 at 2:44 PM

      Yes, the BBQ takes the chili somewhere else ha! So so good, I hope you enjoy! 😀

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