The perfect, hearty chili recipe that’s lower in carbs (bean-less) and packed with flavor! Don’t let the tomatoes stop your from enjoying a classic comfort food dish.
Everyone needs a hearty bowl of comfort food in their life, whether you’re on a low carb/ keto diet or not. In fact, the idea behind most of my recipes here on Bon Appeteach are about finding healthier replacements for classic comfort food dishes (I mean come on, beside this chili my Keto Chicken Pot Pie is comfort food at it’s finest).
Low carb chili is easy to achieve when you remove the beans and tweak the recipes standard veggies (tomatoes, onions, and peppers all contain carbs too). This recipe is successful when you find that balance of spices and flavor to get them to marry well as a total package of deliciousness. Get the full recipe below!
- Knife & Cutting Board
- Large Pot
- Spatula/ Wooden Spoon
One pot and a handful of ingredients later and a delicious chili is born! This recipe is easy to recreate for a busy weeknight or something I love throwing on the stove to simmer all day on a Sunday.
Because there are no beans in this recipe, the body of this chili is just beef. You can also add a combination of beef and ground pork as well if you like the blend of flavors (I find this works well and even do this for Keto Meatballs too).
I start by sauteing the veggies, usually a blend of yellow onion and any peppers I have on hand. I like to go with green peppers, jalapenos, and maybe some poblanos too. Use what you like!
Add in the beef and brown it with half of the chili seasoning mixture. I find this works well with encouraging the flavor throughout the whole dish. Mix in a can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of tomato sauce and the remaining seasoning to give the chili texture and some much needed liquid.
Once the mixture is heated through it is technically done, but I have to say chili to me always tastes better when it simmers for a while and even better on the second day! Pair your chili with some Keto Cornbread Muffins to bring the meal full circle.
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- 2 lbs Ground Beef
- 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1/2 Yellow Onion, diced small
- 1 Green Pepper, diced small
- 1 Jalapeno, diced small (seed optional)
- 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
- 1, 14 oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
- 1, 14 oz can Tomato sauce
- 2 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 3 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- 2 tsp. Cumin
- 1 tsp. Cayenne
- 1 tsp. Garlic powder
- 1 tsp. Onion powder
- In a bowl, combine the spices and mix them together.
- In a pot over medium heat, cook the veggies (except the garlic) in the olive oil until tender. Add in the ground beef and half the seasoning mixture. Cook the beef until browned through.
- Add in the two cans of tomatoes and mix in the remaining seasoning. Stir until all combined and let it heat slowly on medium-low. Stir occasionally.
- Serve with cheese and sour cream and some Keto Cornbread Muffins!
Store the chili in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for 3 months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 366 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 101mg Sodium: 1084mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 33g