Easy paleo chili recipes for game day—here are 10 ways to enjoy chili with no beans, gluten, or dairy.
Chili is not only the ultimate in comfort food, it’s also a fall favorite, and essential game day eats. Up your tailgating game with these 10 different paleo chili recipes, including seven different options for meat, and even one vegan paleo recipe.
These recipes are made paleo friendly by replacing the beans with various ingredients, such as cauliflower, pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes and avocado. Sample them all before game day to find your winning recipe.
Crock Pot Cauliflower Chicken Chili – Cook Eat Paleo
An easy meal put together in the crock pot, this chicken chili is perfected with homemade chili powder, topped with lime and avocado, and made paleo by replacing the beans with diced cauliflower.
Crock Pot Paleo Pork and Pumpkin Chili – Primally Inspired
Served up in little pumpkin bowls, this pork chili is made paleo by replacing the beans with roasted pumpkin.
Smoky Bacon Chili – PaleOMG
This chili recipe uses cubed bacon and ground beef, and is served over roasted sweet potatoes. Pretty hard to go wrong with bacon.
Slow Cooker Queso Chicken Chili – Paleo Leap
Made with shredded chicken, salsa and lots of diced peppers, this chili recipe can even be served in paleo tortillas or lettuce wraps.
Chipotle Chili – Paleo Grubs
Andouille sausages and diced butternut squash simmered in a Dutch oven or a heavy-bottomed pan means this batch of chili will be ready in an hour.
Paleo Elk Chili – Real Simple Good
This recipe uses ground elk (you could substitute ground beef) and spicy Italian sausages, is slow cooked all day, and is served with your choice of toppings.
Smoky Beanless Chili – Stupid Easy Paleo
Another ground beef chili recipe, but this one uses diced sweet potatoes and squash in place of the beans in the chili. Topped with sliced green onions and sautéed bacon, this chili is sure to be a game day winner.
Da Bomb Vegan + Paleo Chili – Non Stop Awesomeness
There’s all kinds of veggie goodness in this recipe, from tomatoes and zucchini to eggplant and cauliflower. No animal products makes it vegan as well as paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free—so you can serve it to guests on just about any diet.
Crock Pot Poblano Pumpkin Chili – Plaid and Paleo
This ground beef recipe uses pureed pumpkin in place of the beans, is seasoned with some traditional fall spices as well as the chili powder, and basically cooks itself in the crock pot.
Bison Pineapple Chili – Paleo Magazine
Take everything you thought you knew about chili, and put it aside. Start fresh with ground bison, pineapple, squash and finally some peppers. Throw in the traditional stuff like chili powder, and chili will be a brand new experience.
Enjoy any one of these paleo chili recipes as your game day chili, and it’s sure to be a winner. Game on!