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Keto Chili (Easy Keto Recipe!)

Think you can’t eat chili on keto? Think again! This tasty Keto Chili recipe will satisfy all of your chili cravings with only a third of the carbs of traditional chili.

overhead view of bowl of keto chili next to pot of chili

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The chili in the photo above doesn’t contain beans like traditional chili, but I don’t think you’re going to mind when you dig into a bowl! 😋 If you’re a classic chili fan, you will find that the recipe is similar to very similar to typical chili with a few key swaps, like chopped red bell pepper instead of tomatoes.

Why You’ll Love This Keto Chili Recipe

  • Each warming bowl is hearty and filling.
  • It contains a third of the carbs of traditional chili.
  • This recipe makes the perfect family-friendly keto dinner recipe!

Ingredients Needed to Make This Low Carb Chili Recipe

Ingredient quantities for this homemade keto chili are located in the recipe card at the end of the post.

How to Make Keto Chili {Quick Overview}

This is just a quick overview of some of the steps involved in making the low carb chili. For the recipe in detail, including exact measurements used at each step, scroll to the recipe card at the end of the post.

collage of photos with chili in various stages of cooking

Saute onion and garlic in olive oil. (Photo 1)

Add ground beef, stir, and turn heat up to medium. Cook until the beef is cooked through. (Photo 2)

Add chili seasoning and chopped bell pepper. Stir to thoroughly incorporate the chili seasoning into the beef. (Photo 3)

TIP: The bell pepper is meant to be a bean substitute, so feel free to chop it small. I chop mine a little larger (personal preference), but do what appeals to you most!

Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef stock. Bring the mixture to a low boil. (Photo 4)

TIP: Curious about creative chili flavor enhancers? Check out these ideas! (Note that not all are keto-friendly, so choose wisely.)

Simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Photo 5)

TO SERVE: The chili can be served as-is or topped with cheese and/or sour cream.

side view of white bowl containing keto chili topped with cheese

Nutrition Facts for This Easy Keto Chili Recipe

Per serving (8 total servings):

  • 349 calories
  • 25g fat
  • 22g protein
  • 7g net carbs

How to Reduce the Net Carbs in This Low Carb Chili

Although it’s best served as-is, if you would like to further lower the carbs in this chili, you can reduce the tomatoes to 15 oz. This change will bring the net carbs per serving down to 5.4g.

ladle with big scoop of low carb chili over pot

More Keto Soup Recipes

People who like our chili also make some of these keto soup recipes:

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side view of white bowl containing keto chili topped with cheese

Keto Chili

Think you can't eat chili on keto? Think again! This tasty Keto Chili recipe will satisfy all of your chili cravings with only a third of the carbs of traditional chili.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine: American, Western
Keyword: chili, chili without beans, Keto, Low Carb, low carb chili, recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 349kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic diced
  • 2 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • 1 serving Homemade Chili Seasoning Mix
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 28 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3 oz tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 cups beef stock

Instructions

  • To a saute pan on medium-low heat, add olive oil. When olive oil is heated, add chopped red onion and saute until beginning to turn translucent. Add garlic and cook until onions are translucent and the garlic is starting to brown.
  • Add ground beef, stir mixture, and turn heat up to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the beef is cooked through.
  • Add chili seasoning and chopped bell pepper. Stir to thoroughly incorporate the chili seasoning into the beef.
  • Add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef stock, and again thoroughly stir the mixture. Bring it to a low boil.
  • Then, reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Simmer the chili, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • The chili can be served as-is or topped with cheese and/or sour cream.

Notes

  • Make sure to use my Homemade Chili Seasoning recipe for this chili. You will use 1 serving of the seasoning (which is half of the recipe). If you don't like your chili spicy, reduce or omit the cayenne pepper.
  • Although it's best served as-is, if you would like to further lower the carbs in this chili, you can reduce the tomatoes to 15 oz. This change will bring the net carbs per serving down to 5.4g.
  • Serve this Keto Chili with Keto Cornbread.
  • Also, try our Keto Taco Seasoning for tacos!
Nutrition Facts
Keto Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 836mg24%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 22g44%
Calcium 66mg7%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Vitamin A 906IU18%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer



Nutrition facts are included as a courtesy only. They are accurate to the best of our knowledge based on the ingredients and brands used, but their accuracy is not guaranteed. If applicable, sugar alcohols have already been removed from the total carb count.

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  • 5 stars
    Keto Chili is especially good for these cold Winter days. This recipe is very simple to put together and is well worth the effort. I loved chili in my pre-Keto life and am very happy to have found this recipe. It is so good that I did not miss the beans from traditional chili. The rest of the (non-Keto) family enjoyed the chili too so another plus!

  • 5 stars
    I’ve made your keto chili recipe twice in the last two weeks. It is so delicious I couldn’t stop eating! I must say, your homemade chili seasoning recipe is the best I have had. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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