When my kids first started school, I used to struggle with lunch ideas that they would actually eat. That’s why I was thrilled to discover this recipe for making instant pot chili dogs with a homemade paleo cheese sauce. It combines three different things that my kids go crazy over—chili, hotdogs and cheese. You’ll be making a fiery hot chili first, with loads of ground beef and spicy ingredients. The chili is then paired with the homemade cheese sauce made with cashews, garlic and onion before being added onto grass-fed hot dogs that are served with paleo-friendly buns. It can get a little messy while eating, but trust me when I say that they won’t mind at all.
When I first made the switch over to the paleo diet, I was more than a little nervous about giving up some of my favorite carbs like potatoes, rice and pasta. Thankfully, I didn’t have to worry because cauliflower is an all-star paleo ingredient that can easily replace my high-carb favorites. You’ll see what I mean with this instant pot cauliflower chili recipe. It’s full of nutritious vegetables such as cauliflower, egg plant, bell peppers and tomatoes, so you’re getting a wide range of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber in every bowl. Add in a bit of cumin and chili powder to give it some kick, and you’ll falling in love with this chili recipe in no time.
What’s the secret to every good chili recipe? It’s all about the sauce. With that in mind, I wanted to share a truly excellent instant pot sweet chili sauce recipe that’s 100% paleo-friendly. From start to finish, you can have this sauce ready to go in 25 minutes, making it a quick and easy option to whip up when you’re looking to spice up your chili a bit. And spice it up, it will—the sauce is made with two fresh long red chili peppers, along with a few other tasty ingredients like garlic, ginger, and honey (which all have the added benefit of making sure the sauce doesn’t just taste great, but it’s packed with antioxidants as well).
No meat for your chili? No problem, not with this recipe that will show you how to make the best instant pot vegetarian chili that I’ve ever tried. What it lacks in meat, it makes up for with flavor and texture thanks to the fresh garden veggies, savory herbs, and fiery hot spices. You’ll be making it with everything from onion, garlic, mushrooms, bell peppers, carrots, and sweet potatoes, so it’s still incredibly filling and of course, since it’s full of vegetables, you get a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber as well. Save this recipe the next time you want to change up your meat-based dishes.
I’ve tried dozens of paleo chili recipes, trying to narrow them down in an effort to find the best of the best, but I quickly realized that it’s nearly impossible to choose because there are so many variations that can suit different occassions. Take this low carb instant pot turkey chili for example. Made with ground turkey, the chili is high in protein and low in fat, so you have more room to top it with high-fat toppings such as cheese, avocado, chili oil, and other paleo approved ingredients. The base is seasoned with cinnamon, cumin, garlic, onion, and olive oil, which is tasty on its own even without a lot of heat.
It seems like anytime somebody shares a new paleo chili recipe, it’s always ground beef that gets all the love. That’s a shame because there are some truly excellent white chicken chili recipes that are also paleo-friendly. Some smart ingredient choices keep this recipe low carb, such as using arrowroot flour (which helps to make this chili creamy and thick), full-fat coconut milk, and your own homemade chicken broth. The chili definitely has some kick as well, as you’ll also be including bell peppers, jalapenos, cumin, oregano, and chili powder. If you like your chili to be nice and spicy with slightly less fat content, this is the recipe for you.
When it comes to comfort food, it’s hard to top a good bowl of chili. That’s especially true when you slow cook it to perfection like this instant pot homestyle paleo chili. It’s loaded with everything you need to make a good base ground beef, bell peppers, onion and tomato sauce. To bring it to the next level, you have a unique blend of herbs and spices which you can adjust to taste based on your desired spice level. This is without a doubt one of the best paleo chili recipes out there because you can make it anytime. It’s so simple, the ingredients are probably already sitting in your pantry. Try it topped with slices of fresh avocado or jalapeno peppers to mix it up.