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Slow Cooker Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chili
Prep Time
30 mins

This red chili is made with roasted red peppers instead of tomatoes, giving it a slightly different and wonderful flavor! In addition to being tomato-free ("nomato"), it's also gluten-free, has a lot of veggies hidden in it and can easily be made Paleo by skipping the beans. It's so good it'll be the only red chili you make!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 502 kcal
Author: Laura Duffy
  • 2 ½ lb ground beef
  • 2 15-oz cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed (or 1 29-oz can) **omit for Paleo/Whole30/low-carb option**
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped (or 1 10-oz bag of frozen bell peppers, pulsed in a blender to break them into small pieces)
  • 1 jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 1 ½ cups chicken stock or bone broth
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini (about 2 zucchini or 1 ½ lbs)
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 - 2 tsp salt, depending on type of broth used and personal preference  
  1. Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, using a spatula to break it up while cooking.

  2. When the ground beef is almost cooked, add the spices. Stir well with a spatula until the spices are well incorporated and the beef is broken into small pieces. Add to crockpot.

  3. While the ground beef is browning, chop the bell peppers before adding to the slow cooker. If using frozen bell peppers, put them in a blender or food processor and pulse about 6 to 8 times to break up into ½ inch pieces. Add to crockpot.

  4. Add the drained roasted red bell peppers to the blender with the chicken stock. Blend until smooth. Add to crockpot.

  5. Shred the zucchini with box grater and add it to the crockpot along with the beans, 1 teaspoon of salt and remaining ingredients. Stir well.

  6. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Taste when finished cooking and add salt as needed.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Roasted Red Bell Pepper Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 1433mg62%
Potassium 1131mg32%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 2910IU58%
Vitamin C 75.2mg91%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 6.4mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.