Bacon Chili

prep time:
cook time:3 min
ready in:
  • 1 lb grass-fed ground beef
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/2 inch pieces (optional)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 cup chili powder
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or more if tomatoes don’t have added salt)
  • Slice the bacon into 1/2 inch pieces and place in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Once the bacon is cooked though, pour off all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease and return pan to the heat with the bacon in it.
  • Add the onions, peppers, garlic and all of the spices except the salt and cook until the onions get tender and start to brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Increase the heat to medium high and add the beef, breaking it up into pieces with a spoon until no longer pink, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and salt and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cover, stir occasionally and cook for about an hour.
  • Remove lid and let the chili cook for an additional hour to thicken up.
  • Add salt to taste.