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Gluten-Free Chili

Gluten-Free Chili
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This gluten-free Chili is another one of my childhood favorites. I love it even more now for its ability to feed a lot of people or to save as leftovers for the next day; it also freezes well! This recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free, so you can share it with those that may have food allergies or follow those dietary lifestyles.

Why eat the Gluten-Free Chili?

Chili can be a great opportunity to sneak in vegetables where kids won’t realize they are eating them. Sprinkling with cheese on top can assist in hiding them where they can’t see them. Carrots and sweet potatoes chopped small can be great additions and help sweeten it up!

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This Gluten-Free Chili recipe is super easy to prepare and you’re going to have a blast making it!

Gluten-Free Chili

Chili is another one of my childhood favorites. I love it even more now for its ability to feed a lot of people or to save as leftovers for the next day. It also freezes well!  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup, Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
Servings: 6
Calories: 667kcal


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  • 1 tbsp Cooking fat
  • 1 Onion divided
  • 43 oz Canned chili beans
  • 2 14.5 oz Cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic
  • 8 oz Can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tbso Chili powder
  • ½ tbsp Cocoa
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 2-4 BurgerFit burgers cut into bite-size pieces

Topping Ideas

  • Diced onion
  • Chopped jalapeno
  • Cilantro
  • Sour cream
  • Cheese


  • Dice half the onion and add to a large pot with the cooking fat. Saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes until browned. 
  • Stir in the remaining ingredients except BurgerFit burgers. Cover and simmer on low heat for at least 1 hour.
  • Add BurgerFit burgers and continue to cook for another 30 minutes.
  • Add your favorite toppings and serve!


Our Favorite BurgerFit burgers for this recipe:
  1. Make it paleo by omitting the beans and using cacao powder instead of cocoa powder.
  2. Make it Whole30 by omitting the beans and using cacao powder instead of cocoa powder.


Serving: 8g | Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 7603mg | Potassium: 1513mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 12114IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 12mg
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Time, and I’m not referring to the herb thyme, is the most important ingredient when making chili! Chili really needs time to balance all of the flavors. Whenever I find myself getting impatient and thinking it is “missing something,” usually the only thing it is missing is time.

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  • Samantha_08 says:

    I have a very picky daughter! So I went ahead and got a little creative with this recipe, I added raisins just like how she loves her chili. And yes, she wants green and red bell pepper added to it as well. Turned out it was the most satisfying meal she ever had in a month. She finished her plate and asked if she could have it again for next week. I was blown away!

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