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Whole30 Chili (with Chocolate!) - Paleo // 40 Aprons

Whole30 Chili (with Chocolate!) - Paleo

This whole30 chili is full of flavor with chipotle chili powder, cocoa, garlic, and fire-roasted tomatoes. Destined to become a regular in your meal plan!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chili, chocolate, paleo, whole30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 377 kcal
Author Cheryl Malik


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 pieces white onions , diced
  • 4-6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 dash a few dashes of ground cinnamon
  • 1 6- ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 14- ounce cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 14- ounce can beef broth
  • 1 cup water (or more beef broth or dark beer, if you're not on a Whole30)
  • 1 pieces medium sweet potato , peeled and diced into bite-sized cubes


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high. When the oil is hot and melted, add the onions and cook, stirring often, until they're soft and translucent, about 7-10 minutes. Add the garlic and stir constantly until it's fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add the ground beef into the pan, stirring with your spoon to break up. Cook until brown and evenly crumbled.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the allspice, oregano, chili powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk with a fork to combine, then add to the pot. Add in a few dashes of cinnamon then add the tomato paste, stirring until well-combined.
  3. Add the cans of diced tomatoes, beef broth, water, and sweet potato, then stir well. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer uncovered for at least an hour, and don't skip this step! It's important to the dish. When ready to serve, ladle into bowls and garnish to your heart's content.

Recipe Notes

To serve: sliced green onions. 

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Chili (with Chocolate!) - Paleo
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 377 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 1498mg65%
Potassium 1153mg33%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 2209IU44%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 95mg10%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.