Paleo Recipes - One Pot Chili Con Carne Recipe - Beanless Chili Recipes

Our Paleo Recipes are all family favourites. This one pot Chili con Carne was a regular favourite whilst we were travelling in our campervan in 2012.

To conserve gas we needed to come up with easy camping recipes that could be made in just one pan, and this one really hit the mark with everyone.

We hadn't made it since being back in a house, but the other night I needed something quick and simple and so this dish was revived, much to everyone's delight!

It might not look much, but give it a try, we think you'll love it too.

Chili Con Carne - Nutritional Info

Our Paleo Recipes Collection includes this great Chili Con Carne recipe - a perfect beanless chili packed with flavour from

This dish is loaded with sweet potatoes which are rich in Vitamins A (beta carotene (which gives them their orange colour) & C which are both powerful antioxidants - antioxidants are reputed to help in the prevention of a number of significant diseases, not least cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Ground beef - great source of protein, niacin, B-12 and selenium as well as providing an excellent source of zinc.

Of course being a paleo recipe this chili is beanless so there are no nasty lectins to upset your gut!

Chili Con Carne - Ingredients (serves 6 -8)

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 6 carrots, grated
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, grated
  • 500g ground beef
  • 1 small turnip, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 jar pasatta or can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, fresh or dried
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 500 ml beef stock 
  • 1 dsp coconut oil or lard


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and gently fry the onions and peppers.
  2. Brown the beef.
  3. Add the garlic, spices and cocoa powder to the pan and cook for a minute.
  4. Stir in the grated vegetables.
  5. Add tomato and beef stock.
  6. Simmer for 20 - 30 minutes or until all of the vegetables are cooked.
  7. Stir through the coriander leaf and serve. 

You could serve this dish with a big salad or some cauliflower rice, but we like it just as it is.

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