This keto chili is a mouthwatering combination of flavorful ground beef, vegetables, with no beans to keep chili low carb. It’s truly the best chili in the world!
I love that this chili has tons of vegetables that pair perfectly with the ground seasoned meat.
There’s no need for beans of any kind even they are an important ingredient in the traditional recipe. We want to keep things low carb and substitute the beans with more vegetables to get the best texture.
If you are looking for a way to include more vegetables in your meals, this is a great way.
Best Low Carb Keto Chili
- 1 yellow onion medium
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 pound Lean Ground Beef
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1 medium red pepper chopped
- 1/2 cup celery chopped
- 1/2 cup water or broth
- 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper optional
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- In a large pot over medium high heat add the olive oil. Cook the onion, celery, and garlic for about 5 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and break it apart with a spatula. Cook for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is browned.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well.
- Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat (low to medium) and simmer for about 25 minutes, occasionally stirring.
- Add more seasonings to taste. Let the chili rest for a few minutes before serving.
How do we calculate the nutrition info?
These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.
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Ingredients for Keto Chili
Most people love their beans in the chili because that’s the traditional way to make. The idea of not including beans might seem strange to you.
Chili with beans is delicious and I enjoy it but if you’re trying a low carb diet I have a few tips for you. Add red pepper and chopped celery to get a similar texture. You won’t miss beans!
The ingredient list might seem long but half of them are spices, so no worries this is still a very easy to make weeknight meal.
- Ground Beef
- Low carb vegetables such as onion, celery, garlic, red pepper.
- Crushed Tomatoes and Tomato Paste
- Seasonings: chili powder, ground cumin, bay leaves, oregano.
How to Make Low Carb Chili?
There are a few ways to make chili using different cooking methods; Instant Pot, Crockpot or on the Stove.
Here’s how you can make keto chili without beans 3 ways :
Make Low Carb Chili in the Instant Pot
- Turn your Instant Pot to sauté add the olive oil. Add the onion, celery, garlic and sauté until tender, for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain any excess grease using a large spoon.
- Add the seasoning and the remaining ingredients and stir to combine.
- Cover the instant pot. Turn the instant pot to manual, high pressure for 25 minutes
- Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release. Remove the bay leaf before serving.
Crock Pot Keto Chili Instructions
- To make chili in the crockpot you start by cooking the onion, celery, and garlic in the tablespoon of olive oil, until translucent. Add the ground beef. Break it up as is cooks with a spatula, stirring frequently until browned.
- In the slow cooker add the tomato crushed tomatoes, stir in the seasonings. Add the cooked ground beef-onion mixture and the rest of the ingredients. If the chili looks too thick stir in more water.
- Cook on low for at least 4-6 hours.
On the Stove – The Classic Way
If you don’t want to make the chili in an Instant Pot or in a slow cooker you can cook it in a large soup pot. For the detailed instructions check the recipe card down below.
All you have to do is to add all the ingredients in the pot and let it simmer until fragrant and well cooked. Add your favorite toppings such as cheese and enjoy every bite of this perfect meal.
How to Serve Low Carb Paleo Chili?
My favorite way to serve chili is topped with shredded cheddar, sour cream, diced avocados, and jalapeno slices. I love to make low carb cornbread and dip in the juicy sauce to scrape clean the serving bowl.
Here are a few other things you can enjoy chili with:
- diced tomatoes
- jalapeno slices
- tortilla chips or cheese chips
- diced red onion
- sliced green onions
- lime wedges
How Many Carbs Are in this Keto Chili Recipe?
This chili makes enough for 6 servings. Each serving of about 1 cup has 7g net carbs. If you are counting total carbs this recipe has 9g carbs for one serving.
Can You Freeze Chili?
Freezing Chili is 100% possible because it reheats perfectly. Let your chili completely and store in single servings in Ziploc bags with all the air pressed out.
Easily defrost the chili in the fridge overnight or in a saucepan at low-medium heat with a lid on.
Are Tomatoes Good to Eat on a Keto?
Yes, tomatoes are good to consume because they are low in carbs. I eat them frequently because I love their texture and taste. According to the USDA website, a medium tomato (62g) has:
- 2.41g carbs
- 0.55g protein
- 0.12g fat
- 11 calories