Holy smoking bacon chili – paleo outstanding!!

I’ve been craving chili since winter returned to Atlanta. After two failed attempts, this PaleoOMG inspired recipe got it done. I made several edits to fit my tastes, but please see her site with all the awesomeness that is available.

The dish was gorgeous and YES it is spicy. So, no toddler complaint version here.


  • 1lb ground white meat turkey
  • 6 slices of bacon, cubed (fat trimmed)
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 (14) ounce can of fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 (8) ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup of low sodium chicken broth
  • 2-3 sweet potatoes (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Poke holes in your sweet potatoes with a fork. Place on rack in oven and cook for about 60 minutes or until potato is soft and cooked through. (Mine were not fully cooked so I blasted in microwave for 2 minutes at end, perfect)
  2. Now pull out a large pot, add your cubed bacon and let cook down.
  3. While the bacon is cooking, chop all your veggies.
  4. When the bacon has browned and is a bit crisp, add your veggies.
  5. Let cook for about 10 or so minutes, then add your ground turkey and all the spices. + chicken broth
  6. Once the turkey is cooked (3-5 minutes), add your tomato sauce and fire roasted tomatoes.
  7. Mix well and let all the flavors meld together while cooking on low for the next 8 minutes at least, stirring occasionally. (I simmered mine for 30 minutes due to toddler intervention)
  8. Serve over sliced open and cubed sweet potato



About J.D.

Passionate about CrossFit, mindset, bettering each other, technology, and the intersection of cybersecurity with products. The online views and posts represent my journey of discovery and learning.
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