I never was a fan of chili, until I started trying to live a Paleo lifestyle. At that point, in my ongoing search for the perfect Paleo recipes that would be absolutely delicious and satisfying, I came across a chili recipe that looked like it had potential. I tweake, and keep changing it up.
Chili can be made in so many ways. I like to change-up the meats I’m using, and am experimenting with other add-ins as well, as you’ll see here.
I’m always looking for sales on meats, and the New York strip steak, originally $5.53, was going for $3.87. It was the most affordable choice at Walmart that day.
(You may also like the one here.)
2 (3-qt) crock pots
2 Tablespoons coconut oil
.73 pounds New York strip steak
2 pounds ground mild sausage
2 pounds ground beef
6.5 ounces skinless turkey smoked sausage
8 ounces tomato paste
3 cans organic diced tomato
1 cup diced butternut squash
3 Tablespoons chili powder
3 Tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons parsley
2 teaspoons allspice
2 teaspoons salt
2 cup of beef broth
- Brown the ground beef in about a tablespoon of coconut oil. Drain, and split between two 3-qt crock pots.
- Repeat step 1 for the ground sausage.
- Chop the turkey sausage and the steak and split between the crocks.
- Pour the diced tomato and squash over the meats.
- Add a can of tomato paste to each.
- Add the oregano, parsley, and spices, splitting each equally between the two crocks.
- Pour a cup of beef broth over the contents of the crock, and cover.
- Heat on low 6 or 7 hours. Turn the slow cooker off.
- Buy ingredients when they are on sale; specially the meats and spices. If you can afford to stock up at that time, do so to be prepared for future meals.
- Combine sales with coupons when possible, to save even more money.
- Use produce for your own garden for even more savings, and better quality and taste.
- Try using different combinations of meats.
- Experiment with different types of vegetables.
- Freeze the leftovers, and use them to create new recipes.
- Serve over spaghetti squash with cucumber rounds and carrot sticks.