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Nightshade Free Miracle Chili
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
9 hrs
Total Time
9 hrs 10 mins
This chili is magical. It contains no peppers or tomatoes, and yet tastes unmistakably like the real deal!
Course: Dinner
Servings: 6 -8 Servings
Author: Cristina
  • 3-4 sweet potatoes
  • 4 large carrots
  • 2 large onions
  • 8 oz . mushrooms
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 15 oz . can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 lbs ground beef (OR chicken or turkey for lower calorie options)
  • 3 cups beef broth* (recommended) OR chicken (LINK) or vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp ghee , coconut oil, OR canola oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar OR apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp each cumin , basil, oregano and thyme.
  • 2 ½ tsp sea salt and pepper
  • OPTIONAL: 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce (my fav Nightshade Free recipe from Paelotable here: (http://paleotable.com/2012/11/paleo-worcestershire-sauce)
  • *Beef broth is recommended for flavour , however I haven’t found a commercial brand that comes Nightshade Free. If you have found one, please let me know!
  1. Chop sweet potatoes and carrots into small pieces, and boil in a pot until soft and easily speared with a fork (about 20-30 mins).
  2. In a frying pan, cook mushrooms, onions and minced garlic until soft. Add to bottom of slow cooker.
  3. In the same frying pan, brown the ground beef, and then add to slow cooker.
  4. When sweet potatoes and carrots are done, drain the water and mash them with a potato masher or fork. If you like them very very smooth, an immersion blender will work. When done, you guessed it, add them to the slow cooker.
  5. Add all remaining ingredients to the slow cooker and stir until mixed.
  6. Cover and cook on High for 4 hours or Low for 8.
  7. Serve and enjoy! Top with white cheddar cheese or chopped green onion, eat with a crusty roll or over NSF tortilla chips!