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Smokey Bacon Chili

George Bryant (Civilized Caveman)
5 from 1 vote


  • 6 slices of bacon cubed
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder Reduce by half for a milder spice
  • 2 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 14 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat.
  • Add onion, red pepper, green pepper, and garlic. Cook until tender.
  • To the vegetables, add ground beef, garlic powder, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Cook until the ground beef is browned, breaking with wooden spoon into smaller pieces.
  • To the beef, add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  • Let simmer for 10 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Stir and eat