Chocolate Bacon Chili

Yeah, I went there. What’s better than chocolate chili? Chocolate chili with some bacon!Yeah, I went there. What’s better than chocolate chili? Chocolate chili with some bacon!

Chocolate Bacon Chili
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Servings Prep Time
8 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Chocolate Bacon Chili
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Servings Prep Time
8 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot.
  2. Add the bacon, peppers, and onions to the pot. Cook until the bacon is browned, and the onions are translucent.
  3. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Simmer for an hour, or until you just can't resist grabbing a bowl!
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Cincinnati Chili

I’ve been going to Hard Times Cafe for ages, and that was the first place that exposed me to chili with cinnamon in it. It was life-changing. Seriously. Cinnamon with beef?! It kinda blew my mind. Here’s my take on it. Want to make the “original” from HTC? They sell their mixes!I’ve been going to Hard Times Cafe for ages, and that was the first place that exposed me to chili with cinnamon in it. It was life-changing. Seriously. Cinnamon with beef?! It kinda blew my mind. Here’s my take on it. Want to make the “original” from HTC? They sell their mixes!

Cincinnati Chili
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Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Cincinnati Chili
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Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Servings Prep Time
16 15 minutes
Cook Time
2 hours
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Add everything else, stir well, and bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer with the lid on for a couple of hours.
Recipe Notes

Want to make this in the slow cooker? Just follow step 1, and then throw everything into the slow cooker for about 6 hours. It's going to be a bit soupy, which is fine, because that's how Cincinnati chili is supposed to be served.

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Picadillo

Picadillo
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This is a traditional Cuban dish. It's a simple, satisfying, and delicious, and goes great with plantains and cauliflower rice.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-60 minutes
Picadillo
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This is a traditional Cuban dish. It's a simple, satisfying, and delicious, and goes great with plantains and cauliflower rice.
Servings Prep Time
6 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-60 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 15 minutes
Cook Time
30-60 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Brown the ground beef in a large pot. I usually use a 12-quart stockpot for picadillo, because anything smaller tends to become too full to mix all of the ingredients without making a mess.
  2. While the beef is browning, dice the onion and green peppers.
  3. Once the beef is browned, you may drain it if desired. I usually leave the fat in because I get grass-fed beef, and it does add to the flavor.
  4. Add the diced onions, green peppers, tomato sauce, olives (drained; you don’t need the brine), raisins, cumin, garlic, pepper, salt, oregano, and vinegar to the pot of ground beef and mix well. You now have picadillo, which you can eat right away, or allow it to simmer for 30-60 minutes .
Recipe Notes

While this is tagged "chili," it's really not, but my friends refer to it as "Cuban chili," so thought I'd file it under that so they can find it πŸ™‚

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Paleo Crab Cakes

As a Maryland native, I am required by law to add Old Bay to everything. I’m actually not a big fan of crabs, which is also required by law in Maryland, but I’m a rule-breaker! These crab cakes actually taste pretty good, and keep me out of prison. ;-)As a Maryland native, I am required by law to add Old Bay to everything. I’m actually not a big fan of crabs, which is also required by law in Maryland, but I’m a rule-breaker! These crab cakes actually taste pretty good, and keep me out of prison. πŸ˜‰

Paleo Crab Cakes
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings (2 cakes each) 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings (2 cakes each) 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Paleo Crab Cakes
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings (2 cakes each) 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings (2 cakes each) 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings (2 cakes each)
Instructions
  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Form the mixture into 8 patties.
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet until melted.
  4. Cook the patties in the coconut oil until golden brown.
  5. Serve with coleslaw and paleo cocktail sauce.
Recipe Notes

I really do love Old Bay, and the amount required might be a bit much if you aren't used to it. Try adding it one teaspoon at a time.

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