I have to make a confession: I’m not 100% positive this is entirely paleo chili. I know, I know, the title says it is in line with our caveman ancestors. Two things: the food we eat today is entirely different than what our ancestors ate, and in my opinion absolutely none of the recipes you can find online claiming to be paleo actually are. So the fact that there is chipotle in adobo makes this not “paleo” by the common, mainstream definition, but it also makes it delicious and does not reduce in the overall health of the chili by any stretch.
I’ve always been a fan of smoky, rich chili with a touch of Mexican flavor. Not too much, of course, as this is not taco soup. It’s paleo chili. Chili, however, is really an American southwest dish and therefore is influenced by Mexican cuisine so it should have some sort of Mexican flair. With the cumin, chipotle, and red chili flake, you’ll get just enough heat without being overpowering and turning into something just a little too far south of the border.
I also love that this paleo chili is extremely low in calories, but will make you feel full because of the volume of the dish. That is the trick to leaning out, FYI, because you have to have less calories in than out (law of Thermodynamics - learn about it) which is a lot easier to do if you keep yourself feeling full by eating lots of soups and vegetables!
Nutrition: ⅛ Batch