Keto Chili (Low-Carb, No Beans)

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This keto-friendly chili is low in carbs and contains no beans, but it’s packed full of delicious meat, peppers, spices and tomatoes. I promise you won’t miss the beans.

» Also try these taco stuffed bell peppers and Mexican shredded beef.

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This low-carb chili is hearty, loaded with flavor and perfect for the fall season. While it lacks beans and that’s a deal-breaker for some, for me it’s hardly even noticeable, because the flavors I love about chili are all still there.

If you’re looking for a great substitute for your carb-loaded go-to chili recipe, you’re going to love this one. Give it a try and see if it becomes your new favorite.

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What Ingredients You Will Need

  • Ground beef, turkey, or pork – I prefer a mixture of beef and pork in this recipe for the most robust flavor.
  • Onion, celery and green bell pepper – This combination is known as the Holy Trinity of cooking. It’s made with equal parts onion, celery, and green bell pepper. 
  • Garlic
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Beef broth (or a cup of water and beef bouillon cube)
  • Spices: chili powder, cumin, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper)

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How to Make Keto Chili

In a large pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and pork, breaking up into small pieces as it cooks. When most of the way cooked, added the onion, celery, and bell pepper. Continue cooking until the meat is fully cooked. 

Meat and veggies in a pot

Add the garlic and tomato paste and stir well.

Transfer the meat mixture to a 3-quart stockpot. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the cheese). Stir well to combine. Place the lid on the pot and cook over medium low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

All chili ingredients in a pot

Remove the lid from the pot, simmer the chili on low for up to an additional hour, stirring occasionally. Top with shredded cheese and any additional toppings you desire.

How Many Net Carbs are in Keto Chili?

A bowl of chili

This easy keto chili recipe has 6 servings and 11 total grams of carbs. With 3 grams of fiber, that brings the net carbs to 8 grams per bowl. Which is far below a traditional chili recipe, which has 25 or more net grams of carbs (more than many of us eat in an entire day). 

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Keto Chili

Keto chili is packed with meat, tomatoes, and seasoning for a hearty meal without the extra carbs.
5 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 1 stalk stalk celery chopped
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 ounce tomato paste
  • 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded optional garnish

Instructions

  • In a large pan over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef and pork, breaking up into small pieces as it cooks. When most of the way cooked, added the onion, celery, and bell pepper. Continue cooking until the meat is fully cooked.
  • Add the garlic and tomato paste and stir well.
  • Transfer the meat mixture to a 3-quart stockpot. Add all of the remaining ingredients (except the cheese). Stir well to combine. Place the lid on the pot and cook over medium low heat for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the lid from the pot, simmer the chili on low for up to an additional hour, stirring occasionally. Top with shredded cheese and any additional toppings you desire.

Nutrition

Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 890mg | Potassium: 691mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1302IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 4mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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