Beanless Chili (Whole30, Paleo)

This beanless chili recipe is a quick and easy stovetop meal that cooks in just 30 minutes! It’s Whole30, paleo, low carb and gluten-free, so it’s a no bean chili that everyone can enjoy! Made with hearty vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, onions and mushrooms it’s super filling without beans and makes delicious leftovers for meal prep or freezing.

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 2 tablespoons Primal Kitchen Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 large yellow or white onion, diced
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 green bell peppers, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 cups diced mushrooms
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced mild green chiles
  • 1 (30 ounce) can diced tomatoes, with liquid
  • 3 cups beef broth (can substitute chicken broth)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Add the oil into a large stock pot or dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat. Once hot, add in the minced garlic and diced onion into the pot and saute for about 2 minutes. Then add in the ground beef
  2. Crumble and break apart the ground beef while browning. When it’s just about browned but still has some pink, add in the diced bell peppers, mix together and finish browning
  3. Then add in the diced mushrooms, tomato paste, canned green chiles and all spices. Stir to incorporate the tomato paste and chili into the meat and vegetables until the meat is coated and seasoned
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes with the liquid and the broth. Give it a good stir and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes
  5. Remove from heat and serve with optional toppings


  • Ground turkey, bison or chicken can be substituted for ground beef, or a combination
  • If you want a thinner chili, you can add an additional cup of broth or water
  • To make a spicier chili, use fire roasted canned tomatoes, hot green chiles, add 1 diced jalapeno with the vegetables and/or add 1 teaspoon of cayenne, or to taste

Optional toppings:

  • Diced or sliced avocado
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Dairy free sour cream
  • Shredded cheese
  • Grain free crackers
  • Diced white or red onions
  • Cilantro

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