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Native Chili


  • 2 Tsp. coconut oil 
  • 11⁄2 Cups onion diced
  • 4 Cloves garlic roughly chopped 
  • 2 Lbs. Ground beef (can substitute other ground meat)
  • 2 Stalks celery, medium diced 
  • 3 Medium carrots, chopped into medium chunks 
  • 2 Tbsp. smoky spice blend (page 185)
  • 1 Tsp. salt
  • 2 Cups zucchini, cut into large chunks
  • salt
  • 2 Cups green bell pepper chopped 
  • 3 Cups marinara sauce (store-bought or homemade page 174)
  • 1 Cup bone broth (page 188 or 189)

Optional Garnishes

  • 1–2 Avocados, cut into chunks for topping 
  • 1⁄2 Cup cilantro, chopped 


  1. In a hot skillet, melt coconut oil.

  2. Carmelize the onions and garlic 4 minutes.

  3. Add the ground beef to skillet and brown.

  4. Transfer the browned meat and all other ingredients to crockpot.

  5. Cook 6–8 hours on low or 4–5 hours on medium-high, depending on your choice of setting.

  6. Serve in bowls and top with optional garnishes if desired.

Serves 4

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