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Ground beef with sweet potatoes, avocado and coriander in blue vintage bowl

Smoky BBQ Paleo Chili

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
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.