SERIES: Palm Oil Recipes to Try at Home – September

Published on: October 11, 2022

As fall begins and the weather continues to cool down more and more each day, we wave goodbye to summer and say hello to our beloved fall favorite recipes. Foods for autumn are typically hearty, warm, and comforting to the soul, providing some respite from the cool wind and rain of fall. With football season getting into full swing during September as well, we’re highlighting a classic this month, perfect for football Sundays and any cool fall evening… chili! Chili is a stew typically composed of ground meat, beans, tomato, and of course, plenty of chili powder. You can use any type of ground meat that you prefer, such as turkey or beef. You could even opt for a vegetarian meat alternative.

By using palm oil instead of the usual olive oil, you can make this already hearty recipe extra rich with its delicious nutty flavor. Its flavor is often compared to that of carrot or pumpkin, likely because of the beta carotene presence in all of these foods. Because palm oil is also nutritious, it adds another level of benefits. Interested in learning how to make this simple and delicious red palm oil chili recipe, complete with organic palm oil? Keep reading to discover your new favorite fall recipe!

Red palm oil chili

Chili is a classic meal, perfect for the cooler months. The steps to make this yummy stew are simple, and the beauty of this recipe is that it only gets better the longer it cooks. It even reheats well, continuing to get thicker and richer each time it’s eaten. Additionally, it is easy to prepare a large batch, meaning it’s the perfect meal for get-togethers or a big family. Whip this up quickly on a weeknight, and watch as your whole family enjoys! Add some cornbread as a side dish, and it’s even better. Check out the delectable recipe below!


  • 1 tablespoon organic red palm oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground turkey
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 ½ cups beef broth
  • 1 15 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz. can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce


  1. Add red palm oil to a large pot, and cook on medium-high heat for two minutes. Then add the diced onions, and cook for about 5 minutes while stirring every so often.
  2. Add the ground meat to the pot, and break it apart using a wooden spoon. Cook for about 7 minutes while stirring, until the meat is browned.
  3. Add the chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, sugar, and tomato paste. Stir until everything is evenly combined.
  4. Add broth, tomatoes, beans, and tomato sauce. Stir well.
  5. Bring to a low boil. Once boiling, reduce to low heat, and allow to stay at a simmer while uncovered for about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Remove from heat, and allow to sit for about 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Palm done right

With just a few quick and simple steps, you can easily have delicious chili for your next dinner! Fortified with savory organic palm oil, the flavors are even richer. If you’re curious about palm oil and the efforts to source this incredible product ethically and sustainably, discover what Palm Done Right is doing for the palm oil industry. Learn how PDR and our partners are working to make deforestation-free, fully traceable palm oil the industry norm.

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