Smoky Bacon Chili


While on most days, I am FAR from paleo… I couldn’t resist making this paleo recipe from PaleOMG when I spotted it on Pinterest.  She totally had me at bacon…

Smoky Bacon Chili

This chili.  OMG… there’s a reason Juli calls herself PaleOMG… This bean-less, bacon-full chili is a big ol’ party in your mouth.  I ended up modifying the recipe a little bit, adding the sweet potatoes to the mix and thinning it out with a little extra water… but I promise you’re going to love my version below and all that bacon.

Smoky Bacon Chili

Adapted from PaleOMG

Serves 7


Smoky Bacon Chili

6 slices center-cut bacon, cubed

1 garlic clove, minced

1 yellow onion, diced

1 red pepper, diced

1 green pepper, diced

1 lb. extra lean ground beef

1 Tbsp. garlic powder

1 Tbsp. chili powder

2 Tbsp. smoked paprika

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

1 (14-oz) can fire roasted tomatoes

1 (8-oz) can of tomato sauce + 1 1/2 can water

2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed


1.  In a large pot, add the cubed bacon and let cook.

Smoky Bacon Chili

2.  While the bacon is cooking, chop all the veggies.  Note:  My knife skills are not this good.  I used this veggie chopper, which you should seriously add to your Christmas list.

Smoky Bacon Chili

3.  In a separate pan, brown your ground beef.  If desired, grind your meat in a food processor – –  I always do this.

Smoky Bacon Chili

4.  When the bacon has browned and is a bit crisp, add garlic clove and veggies.

Smoky Bacon Chili

5.  Let cook for about 6 or so minutes, then add your ground beef and all the spices.

Smoky Bacon Chili

6.  Add your tomato sauce, water, sweet potatoes, and fire roasted tomatoes.

Smoky Bacon Chili

7.  Mix well and let all the flavors meld together, cooking on low for the next 30-40 minutes or so, stirring occasionally until the sweet potatoes are tender.

Smoky Bacon Chili

8.  Serve and enjoy!

Smoky Bacon Chili

Smoky Bacon Chili

Per 1 cup serving:

CAL 225; CARB 19g; FAT 9g; SAT FAT 3g; PROT 19g; FIB 5g; SUG 8g

WW Points Plus: 6; WW Smart Points: 7