Spicy Pineapple Chili

If you could only have smelled the chili cooking last night in my home! I knew after tasting my latest paleo dish creation that I needed to share it with you all. I got this recipe from the Civilized Caveman website. There are a lot of great recipes on here so I highly suggest taking a look around.

So here it is, Spicy Pineapple Chili


  • 1 pound bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 2 bell peppers, diced
  • 2 jalapeños, diced (seeds optional) (I used diced jalapenos from a jar)
  • 4 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 pounds, grass fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chili powder (didn’t use this, used paprika instead)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • red pepper flakes (optional)
  • sea salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 (20-ounce) can of diced pineapple
  • 1 (15-ounce) can of tomato sauce
  • 1 (14-ounce) can of fire roasted diced tomatoes


  1. Preheat a large Stock Pot or Dutch Oven over medium heat
  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 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

Spicy pineapple chili cooking away

As the chili simmered, I was upstairs working and let me tell you, the smell wafting upstairs certainly made me hungry!

Bon appetit!