Spicy Pineapple Chili

This is a super simple and amazing Spicy Pineapple Chili.  I know I made this in the middle of the summer, so just to make it feel like amazing, soul-warming comfort food. I paid the extra money for my electric bill that day and tried to replicate the artic in my house with my air conditioning.  Needless to say, it got really cold, and the chili really warmed me up, but it just wasn’t the same.  But either way the Chili was amazing so on that note, you should probably start making your grocery list for this one right now.  Oh, and real quick before I get to my regular life rants; this was a pain in the ass to photograph.  When you’re done making it, please just throw it in a bowl and enjoy every minute of it because it tastes way better than spending an hour styling it and eating it cold haha.

Spicy Chili

So one thing I have noticed since I started this whole cooking thing, is I quickly became a huge Kitchen NERD.  I get so excited over kitchen gadgets and love them all haha.  Remember that POST last week, I got myself an amazing Spiral Slicer and have not stopped using that thing.  Plus it made those amazing Lemon Cucumber Noodles.  Oh yea, but back on point.  For this chili, I used my Le Creuset 7 Quart Dutch Oven which has been a regular staple on my stove.  It literally never gets put away because I am always using it to make huge batches of food and freeze them.  Plus Le Creuset colors are just sexy, see:

Spicy Pineapple Chili

Ok, so I am sure you are all bored of me typing already, but there is a point to this whole charade, and that is I am just straight-up, little kid excited.  I actually almost peed myself with excitement when I got home from work today.  I went to my front door and had a GIBOSTIC box waiting for me and I had an inclination as to what it was.  So in traditional eager and Curious George style I ripped it open at the front door and sure enough, there is was.  My brand new, stainless steel, super sleek and sexy Sous Vide Supreme.  I have wanted one of these since one of my Paleo idols (who I now call a wonderful friend Nom Nom Paleostarted posting all of her amazing recipes with it.  I can’t wait to start using it.  But don’t expect anything original right away, I am going to copy Nom Nom’s posts until I figure this thing out.  But yes that was the huge news: all that reading and all you got was me having a new toy.  Hope you’re excited for me.  I know you’re dying for the recipe now, but if you haven’t figured out that you can just scroll down and ignore my banter, I am both sorry and grateful.  Sorry because you have to “listen” to me, but grateful because you love me enough to read this.  And let’s be honest, I wouldn’t be anything without all you awesome people.  End of story.
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Spicy Pineapple Chili
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Serves: 8
  1. Preheat a large Stock Pot or Dutch Oven over medium heat (You can do this in the Crock Pot as well, see notes below)
  2. Brown your thin strips of bacon in your pan
  3. Add in your onions, peppers, jalapeños, and garlic and continue to cook, stirring often for 5 minutes or until your onions become translucent
  4. Now add in your Grass fed Ground Beef, chili powder, and cumin and stir until your ground beef is cooked through
  5. Add in all your remaining ingredients, stir well, and increase heat until your chili comes to a boil
  6. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 45 Minutes
For the crockpot:
1. Brown your bacon in a saute pan and then place in your crockpot
2. Saute your ground beef in the bacon fat until cooked through and then add to your crockpot with all the remaining ingredients
3. Cook on low for 4-6 hours and Enjoy
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  1. I came across this recipe when I was searching for a unique chili recipe for a chili dinner. Typically one person has claimed themselves as the champion of chili. I just wanted to bring a unique spin and potentially shock and awe the tasters. I chose this recipe and tweaked it a little bit (not much of a spicy person, so I toned down that level with regular tomatoes and no jalapenos). I also added a can of kidney and pinto beans. Well, LET ME JUST TELL YOU….so many people LOVED it. Especially the bacon part, because honestly you can’t go wrong with bacon. Moral of the story: your recipe is super delish and will be talked about now and when this dinner rolls around again. Thanks for your creation and inspiration!

  2. So I mentioned to the girls at the gym that I’m going to make spicy pineapple chili today. Both of them said it was “different” and they didn’t like it. I was disappointed to hear that since I was looking forward to making it. I decided to make it anyways. Omg it’s the best chili recipe ever!!! I’ve tried several other recipes and didn’t like them. I’m so glad I didn’t listen to those Bs!!! Lol thank you!!!

  3. This is by far my favorite chili recipe. The combination of sweet and spicy is the best! I have made it multiple times and now have multiple coworkers making it. Yum!!!

  4. So you mentioned in this post that you like to make huge batches of things for freezing and eating later. I take it this is one of those concoctions that lends itself well to that. Do you have other recommendations or a section of the website devoted to those type recipes? Thabnks for all the great recipes

  5. Made this for the first time in the Crockpot today. Ah-may-zing!!! Probably my most favorite Paleo chili recipe ever!

  6. This recipe was amazing and helped our group win the schools chili cook-off! We added half a can of pinto beans and half a can of kidney beans and it was delicious!

  7. I made this last weekend and subbed the bell pepper for one shredded sweet potato and used spicy turkey sausage (uncased) instead of beef. I also left out the bacon because I forgot to get it at the store :|
    HOLY COW. I couldn’t stop eating it. It fueled me for my workouts and was perfect after them as well! I was raving about it for days but wouldn’t share with anyone haha.

  8. This is one of my favorite go-to recipes when I’m cooking for my non-paleo boyfriend. He and I absolutely love it. Your recipes are the best, George. Keep up the great work!

  9. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this recipe! This is also the recipe that convinced my husband he could go paleo too (it’s only been 1 week today, but he’s doing great!). I make this about 1x/week – we have it for dinner one night and then a couple days of lunches. I didn’t use the bacon (since I haven’t had any good bacon in stock for a while) and used 3 lbs grassfed ground beef instead. Also, I started using the chunked pineapple but the pieces were too big for me (still delicious, but felt like I was trying to chew a flaming piece of pineapple flavored charcoal :) they hold a lot of heat!) and we went to the ones labled “tidbits” or something like that. Perfection. Thank you for taking the time to make and post this recipe.

  10. Thank you very much for this recipe! My husband, myself and 2 little ones really love this and it tastes great on a cold Sunday in Illinois. All of our CrossFit friends love this too. Thank you for a wonderful free website. We really appreciate it! Happy Holidays and thanks for your service to our great country.

  11. When I am clueless about what to make for supper that will be healthy and delicious, this site is my go to page! This recipe is easy, awesome, and packed with flavor. My husband works on the oil rigs and gets really mad if I make it when he is gone. Thanks for the supper ideas and I can’t wait to try out more of your recipes!

  12. Hi George, Happy early Thanksgiving!

    I echo the other comments, this chili (and you) is amazing! Everything from your website and PDF cookbook has been exceptional not only in taste, but also in ease of creation. Thanks for the simplicity, which is great for those of us who are stuck working/commuting most hours of the days.

    WRT the pineapple chili…I’ve now made it three times just in the last month and on the last two batches I added about a tablespoon of arrowroot powder, which helped thicken it up a tad and didn’t really affect the taste — though it does give the chili an oddish color.

    Thanks George, for your service in the kitchen and for our country!

    PS: That almond dressing for the broccoli is probably one of the best things I have ever eaten.

  13. AMAZEBALLS!!!!!! I cannot tell you how much the Hubs and I enjoyed this! So so so good! I did it in the crockpot with FRESH pineapple. We will be having this again. Also, just wanted to let you know I have had one of your recipes every night for the last week. Could not be happier. You have made giving up my grains and dairy so much easier!!! Thank you! Xo

  14. ZOMG. My first paleo recipe and certainly not my last. So freaking amazing! Even the carb-loving boyfriend requested seconds and took leftovers for lunch. I’d say he approved as well. :)

  15. I’m late to the game on this chili, but holy wow! This is probably the BEST chili (hands down) that I have ever had. It’s fatty enough to be decadent, and I love the balance of acidity and sweetness. It’s a nice change of pace from the pumpkin-cocoa-tomato bases I’ve been using.

    Thanks for putting this out there!

  16. This is a great recipe! I shared with a co-worker and she went bananas over it!
    I blended grass-fed beef and bison….little avocado. Delish!

  17. Thanks for the amazing recipe! I made it for my chili contest and took first place! :) There were nine total entries and around 40-45 people voted. It is a keeper!

  18. I have this already to throw in the crock pot tomorrow–looks delicious. One question–do I drain the pineapple or not? Thanks!

  19. OMG! Let me just tell you, I have 5 kids ages 2-11 and every single one of them not only devoured this but went back for seconds! Hands down best chili ever!!! Thank you so much! I’ve already told friends its a must have chili recipe! :-)

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