Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili {Whole30, GF}

Grain-free, Dairy-free

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Why have I never added hot sauce to my chili before?! It’s so delightfully good!Β And this Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili?? You have got to try it!

The ground turkey in this recipe is seasoned with paprika, chili powder, and Paleo hot sauce. There’s also a bunchΒ of veggies inside…diced carrots, yellow bell peppers, sweet potatoes and zucchini… all of which absorb the chili flavor in the best way, adding an extra oomph of satisfaction to the whole dish.

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I’ve already made this recipe twice and it has quickly been gobbled up.

Even though the pot was filled to the brim with this Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili and I thought we’d be able to eat it for a few days, it always disappears the day that I make it!

Everyone went back for seconds or thirds… and I can’t blame them πŸ™‚

There’s a nice heat and satisfying flavor to this recipe (though not too hot/spicy), and it’s just filled with veggies, which adds a nice texture to the chili.

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The ground turkey makes the dish lighter than if you were to use ground beef, but in a really good way. Ground turkey tends to absorb spices and tomato sauce in a way that gives so much flavor to every bite.

Make sure to use 90-93% lean ground turkey and not 99% lean ground turkey for the best results.

There’s definitely a time and a place for 99% lean ground turkey but the place is not with this recipe.

Also, make sure to add some toppings to this chili! I love adding fresh red bell pepper, lime juice, and avocado on top.

Adding red bell pepper brings a nice fresh crunch to the chili. The lime juice pairs with it so well also. Oh and the avocado adds a creaminess and seems to have been made for chili.

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Oh and you really need plantain chips. You can use them to dunk into the chili or crumble them up on top (which I like to do. :))

ThisΒ Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili, topped with avocado, red bell peppers, lime juice and plantain chips is seriously the most satisfying of Paleo meals. And it’s Whole30 compliant which is amazing because you need yourself some “I don’t even know I’m following a diet” type meals when you are doing a Whole30.

Feel free to add in more or different types of veggies here.

For non-Paleo and Whole30 peeps, adding black and kidney beans tastes great here as well. I’ve eaten it both ways and it’s great. πŸ™‚

Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili {Whole30, GF} | Perchance to Cook,

Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili {Whole30, GF} | Perchance to Cook,

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Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili {Whole30, GF} | Perchance to Cook,
Paleo Ground Turkey Hot Sauce Chili ( Whole30, GF)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
50 mins

A naturally Paleo and Whole30 recipe seasoned with paprika, chili powder, and Paleo hot sauce, and full of diced carrots, bell peppers, sweet potatoes and zucchini.

Servings: 10 people
Author: Dominique | Perchance to Cook
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • ΒΎ cup minced white onion , (1 small white onion)
  • 2 Tbs minced garlic , (4-5 cloves of garlic)
  • 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper/red pepper flakes
  • 1 yellow bell pepper , diced
  • 2 large carrots sliced and quartered
  • 2 pounds ground turkey ( 90-93% fat)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt , divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp chili powder , divided
  • ΒΌ cup paleo hot sauce
  • 3 Tbs tomato paste
  • 3 cups strained tomatoes (Pomi is my favorite non-processed brand)
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes (Pomi brand is my favorite non-processed brand)
  • 1 large sweet potato diced
  • 2 small zucchini , chopped
  1. Put the diced onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and 1 Tbs olive oil into a large pot, over medium-high heat. Mix to coat everything in the oil and cook for 3 minutes, mixing every so often. Add the diced pepper and carrots, mix, and cook for another 3 minutes.

  2. Then, add the ground turkey to the pot and top with 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1 tsp chili powder, 1 tsp paprika, and 1/4 cup paleo hot sauce. Break up the meat into smaller pieces using a spatula and cook until browned, about 6-8 minutes. Add tomato paste to the meat and mix.

  3. Next, add the strained tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp of chili powder, and 1/2 tsp salt to the pot. Mix and then lower the heat to low-medium, the chili should still be bubbling.

  4. Add the diced sweet potato, and cook 15 mins. Add the sliced zucchini to the pot, mix and cook for another 10 minutes, until you can easily stab the sweet potatoes with knife.

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  1. Mmmm. This chili looks fabulous! What great color! I love that you use ground turkey. Saving this for later!

    1. Thanks Elaine πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. I’m all about a hot chili! Never though of adding hot sauce to it. Good plan.

    1. It’s really good. Definitely worth adding to your next chili. πŸ™‚

  3. It’s the little things that excite me. I LOVE finding new recipes like this. Thank you!

    1. It really is, isn’t it!! Thanks, let me know if you try it!

  4. Looks delicious. I pinned it.

  5. Love those recipe!!! Need to try it asap

    1. Let me know if you do!!

  6. Now that looks like a proper chili! I can practically taste how wonderfully spicy it is. So good!

    1. Yessss it’s so so good. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  7. Thanks for the recipe. People laugh at me because I like to make chili in The Texas summer heat.

    1. Hahah I’m all about chili in the summer. πŸ™‚

  8. this looks amazing and delicious!

  9. This looks so good! I want to be healthier and this is perfect

    1. Thanks! Let me know if you try it!

  10. Corey | The Nostalgia Diaries

    This looks rich, hearty, and healthy! The perfect combo!

    1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  11. This sounds like the perfect winter recipe! I need to try make this myself. I’ve been looking for a healthier version of a delicious chili, too. What perfect timing!

    1. πŸ™‚ I love it for summer too!

  12. That recipe sounds so great and healthy! I love adding hot sauce to my dishes so I would definitely love it ! Now I know whats for dinner tonight πŸ™‚

  13. Loved your Recipe and i can’t wait for the weekend to come so that i can cook this for my family.

    1. Yummm! Let me know how it turns out πŸ™‚

  14. I see franks hot sauce in the picture but not listed on the ingredients, is it optional for spicing things up?

    1. I have “paleo hot sauce” in the ingredients ( in between the chili powder and tomato paste πŸ™‚ ) in case you wanted to choose a different hot sauce other than Franks. Franks is my favorite but I know that β€œLouisiana” Brand Hot Sauce is also Paleo. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  15. This looks sooo good. I’m yet to perfect the right amount of heat in a chili, I either put in too much and eat it with my face streaming, or too little and it’s not got enough of a kick!

    1. It is a balancing act that’s for sure! πŸ™‚

  16. This is definitely pinned! I love thick and hearty stews and chilis!

  17. This looks like a delicious, healthy meal. Thank you for sharing!

  18. Bailey | The Thin Place

    This looks like a great way to incorporate more vegetables into a delicious meal.

    1. It is! There are so many servings of veggies inside!

  19. This looks so good! Although I am not too fond of super spicy food, I am definitely going to try this in the future. Pinning it for later!

    1. Thanks!!! It’s not too terribly spicy, let me know if you try it!

  20. Chili is always my “go to” meal when monitoring my carb intake. This is such a beautiful chili. I love the addition of all the veggies. And yes to the hot sauce!!! I place hot sauce on everything (well almost everything). I guess I like it spicy. πŸ˜‰

    1. haha hot sauce is great on sooooo many things. πŸ™‚

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