Spicy Paleo Italian Chili

This is my popular spicy Italian chili — I made it on Friday for the CrossFit Staff Holiday party and then made some more yesterday. It’s super easy and really tasty and you can make a large batch and eat it during the week. If my family were big on leftovers, we would. I am fine eating this all week but they would hang me out to dry.

1. Brown/Saute in Olive Oil (you could use coconut oil)

  • Ground Beef
  • Spicy Sausage
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Pizza Seasoning
  • Garlic Salt to Taste
  • Red Pepper Flakes

2. Drain some of the fat from the pan! 

In another pan:

3. Saute in olive oil: 

  • cut up red, yellow, green, orange peppers
  • onions
  • garlic
  • Pizza Seasoning
  • Garlic Salt to taste

4. Saute until veggies are soft. 

5. In a crockpot, drizzle a few lines of Olive Oil, add the meat and the veggie mixture together.

6. Pour in a large jar of  natural spaghetti sauce (look for one with NO sugar added!)

7. Then ADD in an extra helping of red pepper flakes (depending how spicy you like it).

8. Mix all the ingredients together in the crock pot and set for low for 3 hours.

You can eat solo in a bowl or add it on top of some spaghetti squash!  Yum!!   Eating Paleo is not all that hard — I used all natural ingredients and it has flavor. It doesn’t have to be bland to be healthy!

Here’s the lo down on what I did today at CrossFit. I am still feeling the deadlifts from Diane on Friday in my hamstrings. It’s a good sign that I did them right. How’s that for looking on the bright side? :


  • 800m jog
  • bear crawl
  • Crab walk
  • high knees
  • toy soldier kicks


  • push press
  • Pistols


  • 8 Push Press (65#)
  • 8 Pull Ups (no kipping)
  • 8 Pistols (4/leg)

Rounds: 9+2 reps