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The Best Paleo Pumpkin Chili

Get ready for one of the easiest one pot meals you will ever make: the best paleo pumpkin chili! This delicious and family friendly meal can be made quickly in the Instant Pot or on the stove top. Dairy free, paleo and Whole30 compliant, too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 386kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

Instant Pot Instructions

  • Set the Instant Pot® to the high sauté setting. Heat oil; add ground meat(s) and cook until they have browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the meat as it cooks. Drain excess fat and set aside.
  • Add, onion, garlic and bell peppers to the Instant Pot®. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are all tender, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, cacao powder and spices.
  • Stir in broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Stir in pumpkin and ground meat; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Select manual setting and adjust the pressure to high. Set the time for 10 minutes.
  • When finished cooking, quick-release pressure according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings and taste for salt and pepper seasoning if needed. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Stovetop Instructions

  • Heat a large soup/stock pot over medium-high heat and add oil. Once oil is heated through (1-2 minutes), add ground meat(s)). Cook until they have browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the meat as it cooks. Drain excess fat and set aside. 
  • Add, onion, garlic and bell peppers to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until they are all tender, about 4-6 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, cacao powder and spices.
  • Stir in broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  • Stir in pumpkin and ground meat; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook over medium low heat for 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings and taste for salt and pepper seasoning if needed. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 88mg