Whole30 Beanless Chili (simple & delicious!)

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Cold weather equals comfort food. And when the cold weather is in January, that equals diet. ;) This Whole30 Beanless Chili is a winner both ways.

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I don’t know about you but when it’s freezing outside, all I want is comfort food.
A big bowl of thick, warm goodness.

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Just like this Whole30 Beanless Chili. It’s so good and Whole30 so how can you go wrong?

Even if you aren’t doing the Whole30, it’s a great recipe to make!

I use grass fed ground beef…..

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…and a secret ingredient. ;) Well, not so secret, cocoa.
I love the richness it adds.

Blend up the tomato paste, garlic, cocoa, seasonings, etc and add it to the browned beef.

Next I add in the chicken (or beef) broth and sauteed veggies.

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No need for beans when you’ve got all of that good stuff.

I actually no longer eat beans as my husband and I did the Whole30 2 years and I realized (okay, I already knew ;) ) that beans and I don’t get along.
So I have not really eaten them at all in 2 years.
I can tell you, I don’t even miss them one bit ….and they aren’t even missed in this recipe. Truly!

This Whole30 beanless chili is so thick and hearty and delicious.

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And it’s great with toppings too.

If you are not doing the Whole30, throw some cheese up on there! ;)

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I love my Whole30 beanless chili with avocados. The more, the better. ;)

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! It’s a keeper!

Hope you enjoy!

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Whole30 Beanless Chili



Units Scale
  • 1 lb ground beef (I use grass fed)
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 34 large garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 12 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayene powder
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 1/4 cup jalapenos, optional (chopped (more or less to taste) (check label for compliance))
  • 4 dates
  • 2 cans tomato paste (6 oz)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
  • 2 peppers (green/red/orange/yellow) (chopped)
  • 3 cups chicken broth


  1. Brown the ground beef.
  2. Add the tomato paste, cocoa, seasonings, dates, garlic and 1 cup of the chicken broth to a blender. Blend.
  3. Pour over the browned ground beef and mix well.
  4. Saute the chopped peppers and onions 5 minutes, until just slightly softened.
  5. Add the peppers/onions and jalapenos (if desired) to the ground beef mixture along with the remaining chicken broth.
  6. Simmer over medium/low heat for at least an hour before serving.


(this recipe is modified from Whole30)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course

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