Paleo & Whole 30 Jalapeno Popper Turkey Chili

2 Jan

Anyone who thinks eating clean means eating bland food definitely needs a bowl of this!  Chili is great.  It is easy to make, packed with flavor, and you can make a large batch just as easily as a small batch.  I love making large batches of a few different meals, that way you have a bunch of options in your fridge for lunches or subsequent dinners.  If you are doing a Whole 30 challenge eating out is basically not an option, the only way to avoid cooking constantly is to make enough food to have leftovers.

Paleo and Whole 30 jalapeno popper turkey chili Paleo and Whole 30 jalapeno popper turkey chili


1 tbl. ghee

1 large sweet onion, diced

6 cloves garlic, minced

5 bell peppers (mixture of red, yellow, and orange), diced

7 jalapeno peppers, some sliced, some seeded and diced (seed everything for less spice)

2 1/2 pounds ground turkey

3 tbl. chili powder

2 tbl. cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

2 tsp. kosher salt

1 1/2 tsp. paprika

2 1/2 cups salsa (no sugar or nitrates to be Whole 30 compatible), I used medium heat Wegman’s organic.

2 1/2 cups cauliflower cream (recipe here)

Kosher salt & Pepper


Heat ghee in a large pot over medium heat.  Add onion and saute 5 minutes.  Add turkey and spices and break up with a large spoon.  Add garlic, bell peppers, and jalapeno and cook until turkey is no longer pink.  Add salsa and cauliflower cream and warm through.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

I garnished mine with crispy bacon.  This is the only bacon I’ve found that meets Whole 30 standards:

Whole 30 bacon! Whole 30 bacon!



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