5 Ingredient Low-Carb Paleo Green Chili

When I was a personal health cook, 5 Ingredient Low-Carb Paleo Green Chili was a favorite. I always felt kind of guilty that such an easy dish got so much praise, but they loved it!

5 Ingredient Low-Carb Paleo Green Chili

I love 5 Ingredient Low-Carb Paleo Green Chili because it is so quick and versatile. It is a great meal to utilize random veggies you need to use up, super fast and easy, great leftover, and even makes a great DIY Dehydrated Dinner!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword 5 ingredient, backpacking, chili, crockpot, easy, low-carb, paleo, slowcooker


  • 2 lbs ground meat
  • 2 tsp salt 1 teaspoon per lbs of meat
  • 1 jar Green Salsa
  • 1 pound veggies chopped (see note)
  • 1 lime


  1. In a large skillet brown meat with salt.

  2. Add meat, salsa, and veggies to a slow cooker.

  3. Cook on LOW about 6 hrs or HIGH for about 4 hours.

  4. Serve with lime.

Recipe Notes

This can also be cooked on the stovetop if short on time 

Note about veggies

  • Almost any combination of about 1 pound works in this recipe.
  • Veggies such as onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, cabbage, zucchini, and cauliflower work great. (most kids happily eat cauliflower rice in stews)
  • If your kids are particular in a picky mood try pureeing salsa and veggies for a smooth texture.
  • I like to keep the veggies raw and serve on top of the chili, like a salad. (A trick I learned from Life-Changing Solmolian Chicken Soup)

Optional Add-Ins 

  • Beans (if not paleo or low-carb)
  • Bone broth

Optional Garnich

  • Lime- technically optional, but it adds so much to this dish!
  • Cilantro
  • Green onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour cream

DIY Dehydrated Dinner Notes

  • If you will dehydrate this meal, do not add extra liquid and cook on the stovetop.
  • After browning the meat, add salsa directly to the pan to simmer off extra liquid.
  • Add vegetables after simmering meat mixture with salsa and only lightly cook.
  • If adding beans, mash them up first to aid in better re-hydrating.

Check out my DIY Dehydrated Dinner post!

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