Hidden Veggie
Tailgate Chili


With FIVE hidden veggies, you’ll never believe this tailgate favorite is as healthy as it is delicious!
1 pound Pederson’s ground beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
28 ounces crushed tomatoes
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups riced cauliflower
1 red pepper, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon cumin


1. Saute the beef and the oil in your Instant Pot (using the saute feature) for 3-5 minutes.

2. Add in the veggies and seasonings as well as the crushed tomatoes. Stir to combine and secure the lid and pressure valve. Press the “Chili” button and allow the chili to cook.

3. Release the pressure valve once the cooking cycle is complete.

4. Remove the lid and garnish with avocado, Whole30 compliant sour cream, fresh cilantro and chopped red onion if desired.

5. Enjoy!



Jennifer is the founder of the popular wellness blog Predominantly Paleo, the bestselling author of five paleo-inspired cookbooks, including Down South Paleo, and the owner of Legit Bread Company, which she created to meet the baking needs of the grain-free and paleo communities.

Jennifer’s path to paleo was born of necessity. She struggled with mold and mycotoxin illness, Hashimoto’s, and Lyme disease, the combined symptoms sometimes leaving her bedridden. As a loving mother of three and a dedicated military spouse, Jennifer knew she had to find a way to improve her health. She began researching modalities from east to west, eventually discovering that a combination of paleo-centered nutrition, targeted supplementation, and neuroplasticity practices would help her to heal.

She now enjoys a successful and vibrant life. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge, fantastic recipes, and whole-body approach with her family, friends, and ever-growing community of followers as Pederson’s Rally Room Cheer Captain.