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Champion Chili

  • Author: anniekuhl
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: American


This is my AWARD WINNING Chili from the 2018 O’Fallon YMCA cook off! In all seriousness, it’s a really great chili recipe. A little bit of tang without a whole lot of heat. And turns out, so many people like it because it doesn’t have any beans (thank you, Whole30!).


  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 lb ground chuck beef
  • 5 slices of bacon (look for brands without sugar to stay Whole30 compliant)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 ribs of celery, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
  • 1/2 can of pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie filling!)