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Pure Lard Hearty Veggie Beef Chili

No beans needed for this easy veggie beef chili with pure lard recipe. We’ve packed this rich stew with veggies for a ton of nutrients. Our Pure Lard is the perfect healthy cooking fat for sautéing while also adding great flavor. Customize your toppings for a bit of personalized taste!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2+ tablespoons Fatworks Pure Lard
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 zucchini or yellow squash, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup bone broth or stock
  • Optional for topping: coconut cream, avocado, chopped parsley
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Fat: Pure Lard
Tags: Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo Friendly, Whole30



Brown the ground beef in a large stock pot with the Pure Lard. Remove the ground beef from the pan and set aside for later. Sauté the chopped onion and carrots over medium heat until softened, about 3 minutes. Add the squash and bell pepper and continue to cook another 5 minutes. If the pan starts to appear dry at any point, add more Pure Lard one tablespoon at a time.


Add the tomato paste, smoked paprika, sweet paprika, chili powder, dried oregano, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper. Cook for 1 minute to warm and deepen the flavor of the tomato paste. Add the crushed tomatoes and bone broth and stir well. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and serve with toppings, as desired.