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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Chili

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Beef Chili is the best quick recipe that is loaded with spices, seasonings, beef broth, Rotel, and without beans. This hearty chili is made stovetop and is perfect for weeknight dinners or meal prep. Top this with bacon, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocados, or more!

keto beef chili with shredded cheese in a white bowl with shredded cheese and sour creama

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Soups and chili are the best comfort foods for fall and winter. This winter has been incredibly difficult here in the Midwest (and for most of the rest of the country, too). A warm bowl of chili is just what I need. This dish is so easy to make and it’s one of those recipes that is freezer friendly and tastes even better when you reheat the next day.

If you want to use an Instant Pot, you should check out my Instant Pot Beef Chili recipe. The Best Classic Chili has a few key traits that I discuss below.

vegetables and spice ingredients for keto beef chili

How to Make Keto Chili with No Beans

  1. Gather your spices and ingredients. I like to use chili powder, cumin, and oregano. Don’t forget salt and pepper! That is important to season the beef and flavor. Be sure to use organic, no sugar added tomato paste. I like to use this brand from Thrive Market. You will also need onions, garlic, chopped peppers, diced tomatoes and green chilis, and beef broth.
  2. Add your veggies to a skillet or large pan on medium-high heat. Next add the ground beef.
  3. Brown the ground beef with the seasonings.
  4. Add the tomatoes, paste, and broth.
  5. Simmer and serve warm.
chopped vegetables and ingredients for keto beef chili

How Many Carbs?

This recipe has 7 net carbs per serving.

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What to Use Green Chilis For

I like to use diced tomatoes and green chilies in this recipe for added flavor.

Topping Ideas

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Jalapenos
  • Cooked and Crumbled Bacon
  • Sliced Avocado
keto beef chili with shredded cheese in a white bowl

What Type of Beans Can You Put in Chili on a Keto Diet?

Beans are loaded with starch and carbs and are not keto. Trust me, you won’t miss the beans in this recipe! I like really thick and hearty chili. That’s the key to amazing chili with no beans.

close up of keto beef chili with sour cream and shredded cheese

How to Thicken

The best way to get thick chili is to not go overboard with liquids. I only use a 1/2 cup of beef broth in this recipe. The remaining liquid comes from the diced chilis and tomatoes and the tomato paste, which will thin out a lot as the chili simmers.

keto beef chili with shredded cheese in a white bowl with shredded cheese and sour cream

What to Serve With the Dish

I love to serve this with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, sliced avocado, and cooked and crumbled bacon. I also love a side of Keto Low-Carb Cornbread.

spoonful of keto beef chili with shredded cheese

Is it Freezer Friendly?

Absolutely! Defrost the chili first before reheating. I do not recommend heating from frozen.

You may also enjoy my Keto Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole.

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keto beef chili with shredded cheese in a white bowl with shredded cheese and sour creama
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Easy, Keto Low-Carb Beef Chili

Easy, Keto Low-Carb Beef Chili is the best quick recipe that is loaded with spices, seasonings, beef broth, and Rotel. This hearty chili is made stovetop and is perfect for weeknight dinners or meal prep. This post will show you how to make keto chili loaded with flavor without beans. Top this with bacon, sour cream, shredded cheese, avocados, or more!
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword keto beef chili, keto chili
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 276kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped onion I like to use white or yellow
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped green peppers
  • 1/2 cup chopped red peppers
  • 1/2 fresh jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 16.5oz can diced tomatoes and green chilis (do not drain)
  • 1/2 cup beef broth I grew up eating thick chili vs watery. If you prefer watery, use your judgment to assess if you will need more and start with an additional 1/2 cup.
  • 1/4 cup organic, no-added sugar tomato paste (from can) The ingredients should read tomatoes only.

Seasonings

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon red cayenne pepper (optional for spicy)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano You can use fresh if preferred.
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet or large pot on medium-high heat with the onions, red and green peppers, garlic, and jalapenos. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot or pan with all of the seasonings.
  • Use a spatula or a large spoon to break down the ground beef into small chunks.
  • When the beef has browned add the beef broth, sugar-free tomato paste, and diced tomatoes and green chilis. If you are using a skillet you will need to transfer the ground beef to a large pot first. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  • Lower the heat on the stove to Low. Cover and simmer the chili for 10-15 minutes. Taste the chili repeatedly for flavor. Add additional seasoning as needed. 
  • Cool before serving.

Toppings Ideas

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Notes

I used one large pot and did not use a skillet for the ground beef. I did this to make it a one-pot meal. You can use a skillet for the ground beef if you wish.
Feel free to take this up a notch on the spice by adding more jalapenos or red pepper!
Do you like your chili to have a hint of sweetness? Add a tablespoon of zero-carb Swerve.
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Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g
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Recipe Rating




Emily

Wednesday 14th of October 2020

Delicious and super quick and easy! Thank you :)

staysnatched

Thursday 15th of October 2020

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Marisa

Monday 28th of September 2020

Just made this yesterday. De-freaking-licious. I pretty much followed your recipe to a T. (Less peppers more onions because it’s what I had) Loving it. Great recipe. Thanks for creating it!!! ❤️

staysnatched

Monday 28th of September 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Diana Butler

Thursday 24th of September 2020

This looks super yummy! My family doesn’t eat any type of bell peppers. Do you have any substitution you can suggest in their place? Thank you ?

staysnatched

Thursday 24th of September 2020

I don’t, I would just omit them. Feel free to toss in any of your favorite veggies.

Keisha

Saturday 19th of September 2020

I just made this chili for the second time. It is so flavorful, so delicious!!! Even before starting keto, I wasn't a fan of beans in chili. So this recipe is right on time. Thank you so much for sharing.

staysnatched

Monday 21st of September 2020

You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Marisol Merced-Rivera

Wednesday 12th of February 2020

This chili is delicious!! I was very worried that I wouldn't like it as much without beans and all the carbs. The flavor and chunky texture had me not missing a thing!! So good!!!

staysnatched

Friday 14th of February 2020

Yay! Glad you didn't miss anything!