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Bacon Chili (Paleo)

I saw this recipe on PaleOMG and couldn’t pass up a chance for a thick, meaty chili with big chunks of vegetables. And also bacon.

Bacon Chili
from PaleOMG

1lb ground beef
6 slices of bacon, cubed
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (14) ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
1 (8) ounce can of tomato sauce
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large pot, add your cubed bacon and let cook down.
While the bacon is cooking, chop all your veggies.
When the bacon has browned and is a bit crisp, add your veggies.
Let cook for about 6 or so minutes, then add your ground beef and all the spices.
Once the beef is browned, add your tomato sauce and fire roasted tomatoes.
Mix well and let all the flavors meld together while cooking on low for the next 8 minutes or so, stirring occasionally.


Pumpkin Sausage Soup (Paleo)

Still the season for soup and pumpkin, so why not make pumpkin soup! This turned out delicious – I got 6 hardy servings out of it. I’m hoping I have the willpower to freeze at least one serving but we’ll see if I devour all before I get a chance.

Pumpkin Sausage Soup
from West Coast Strength and Conditioning

2 cans pumpkin (I used Trader Joe’s brand)
~1 cup chopped mushrooms (I omitted because I don’t care for mushrooms)
1 onion, diced
1-1.25lb bulk sausage (I used 1 lb)
4 cups chicken broth
2tbs grass-fed butter (or coconut oil, or olive oil if you don’t do dairy)
Oregano, thyme, rosemary, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes (about a teaspoon of each)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup coconut milk

Melt the butter in a soup pan over medium heat.
Add mushrooms and cook until nice and brown. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Add diced onion to the pot, and cook until translucent and soft.
Add sausage to the pot, and cook until nicely browned, stirring and breaking it apart with a wooden spoon.
Once the sausage is thoroughly cooked, add the pumpkin and broth to the pot and stir well, stirring in the  spices at this point as well.
Simmer for about 20 minutes, making sure to stir frequently.
Remove from the heat, stir in the coconut milk, serve, and enjoy!

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