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I love cookbooks. I am very well an addict with a cookbook collection that is starting to take over my office and my kitchen.

When I received my friend Jennifer’s cookbook, Down South Paleo, in the mail, I was super excited because I know how hard she has been working on it, all while taking care of her family and herself.

This cookbook is jam-packed with all of your favorite southern comfort foods, all formulate to be gluten-free and paleo-friendly. Recipes include:

  • Dairy-free Chile Con Queso
  • Coconut Custard Pie
  • Chicken Chimichangas
  • Fried Chicken
  • Corny Bread Muffins
  • Huevos Rancheros
  • Pecan Pie Muffins
  • Sweet Tea
  • Sweet Potato Slider Buns
  • Rodeo Funnel Cakes
  • Fried Pickles
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • And MORE!

This book is going to whet the whistle of anyone who has been craving those favorite comfort foods after going dairy, grain, gluten, etc. free.

In celebration of Jennifer’s book, she is allowing me to share her recipe for Slow Cooker Beef Chili. With winter just around the corner, this is a recipe that will be made again, and again, and again! Enjoy!

Learn more about Down South Paleo and order here.

Slow Cooker Beef Chili from Down South Paleo :: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

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Slow Cooker Beef Chili from Down South Paleo :: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free // deliciousobsessions.com

Slow Cooker Beef Chili :: Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes

If you're a chili lover, you are going to swoon for this recipe. Not only does it taste amazing, but you can make it in your Instant Pot and cut the cooking time WAY down! Now, how awesome is that?!


  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 large carrots, chopped small
  • 26 oz finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Pinch of cumin
  • For serving (optional)
  • Dairy-free sour cream
  • Diced onions
  • Sliced jalapenos


Slow Cooker Directions:

  1. Place the ground beef in a medium-size skillet over high heat and brown, stirring, until no longer pink.
  2. Spoon it into your slow cooker, including the fat.
  3. Place the green bell pepper, onion, carrots and tomatoes into the slow cooker.
  4. Stir all the ingredients well, then add the remaining spices and seasonings.
  5. Stir once more, cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 5 hours.
  6. Top with dairy-free sour cream if desired, additional diced onions or jalapeños.

Instant Pot Directions:

  1. Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot, and add the ground beef to the pot and cook until brown.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, mix well, then cover and lock the lid. Press the “Keep Warm/Cancel” button on the Instant Pot, then press the “Meat/Stew” button to begin the pressure cooking. It will automatically be set for 35 minutes. Make sure the steam valve is closed.
  3. Once the chili is done, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the “Keep Warm” mode. Allow the pressure to release naturally or use the quick release.
  4. Top with dairy-free sour cream if desired, additional diced onions or jalapeños.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 113Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 653mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 4g

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