A low carb, hearty and flavorful beef chili that will fill your belly with the perfect home cooked meal.
This Keto Chili is loaded with so many feel good ingredients that you will want to eat this ground beef chili whether you are trying to avoid lots of carbs or not. And if you are, you get all the great flavor of chili without the beans.
Try this White Chicken Chili that is also low carb!
I am a huge fan of chili, whether it is a white chicken chili, a sweet chili, chili con carne, or a southwest style chili, I love it. But how do you eat it when on a low carb diet like keto?
You adjust the recipe!
This Keto Chili is the perfect comfort food, it is easy to make, not loaded with carbs, but gives you all the flavors you love from a traditional chili. When you are looking for an extra heaping of heartiness accompanied with a great depth of flavor, this is the chili for you. Make this keto chili recipe on a night that you want to leave the table happy and full.
Can You Have Chili On A Low Carb Diet?
A lot of chilis are not considered low carb or keto friendly because of the use of beans. And beans, while offering many other benefits, being low in carbs is not one of them. However, the good news is, you do have options, even if you don’t want the carbs! My keto chill recipe is great for a low carb diet.
I have carefully created a ground beef chili recipe that contains no beans, leaving out the carbohydrates produced from the beans, without losing the rich and hearty goodness that chili has to offer.
Can You Eat Kidney Beans on Keto?
When you think of chili you tend to think of kidney beans as a main ingredient. However, if you are following a keto diet, kidney beans are not an approved food source due to their high carb content.
Because of the high carb content in kidney beans, there are no kidney beans in my keto chili recipe.
But don’t worry, you will not miss the kidney beans in this chili recipe. My keto chili is packed with flavor and filling ingredients.
Is Chili a Keto Friendly Meal?
Chili can be keto friendly if you are conscious with the choice of ingredients used. Meat, tomatoes, and most spices are all keto friendly. As already mentioned, beans are not.
The good news is that my keto chili is packed with so many hearty ingredients that the beans are not even needed to make this chili recipe complete.
How Do You Make Good Homemade Chili?
I really like my keto chili recipe because there is a good use of spices, ingredients, and time spent slow cooking the chili that helps meld the flavors together. These components are necessary in order to make the best recipe for chili.
How Do You Make The Best Chili Ever?
- Good use of spices
- Time allotted for flavors to simmer together
- Hearty ingredients
What Ingredients Go Into Chili?
Most chili recipes have some similar base ingredients like tomatoes, meat, beans, and spices.
I’ve taken that foundation for my keto chili, ditched the carb heavy beans, and added some additional ingredients to offer some extra pizazz that really make this dish a party in your mouth.
My keto chili is loaded with so many hearty treasures. Not only is there ground beef, but there is the added bonus of ground spicy sausage, which really adds to the heartiness of the dish.
There is also some celery. However, you could also use green bell peppers!
Additionally there is a generous use of great spices like chili powder, cumin, and garlic to name just a few and a splash of Worcestershire sauce.
This dish has a great wealth of flavor. And because it cooks in a slow cooker or crock pot, it makes it an amazing choice.
Ingredients in Keto Chili:
- Beef and Sausage
- Tomatoes and Other Vegetables (red onion, celery, etc. but you could also use other veggies, just choose low carb options).
- Spices and More Spices
- Worcestershire sauce or Coconut Aminos
Add The Fat
This chili is low carb, to make it keto friendly you have to up the amount of fat! The best way to do this is to add a fat source you like best. This can be done with cheese, sour cream, avocado, etc. Pick your favorite fat and add it!
Why Crock Pot Keto Chili Is Right For You
Whether you are looking for a keto chili dish or just simply a ground beef chili recipe, it does not matter. Either way this keto chili will serve your purpose by being one of the best recipes for chili.
My keto chili is flavorful, filling, and packed with fantastic ingredients that will fill your tummy right up and quickly become a favorite.
If you are looking for other great keto friendly dish, try keto pancakes. They are another low carb tasty treasure.
You can also eat salmon with creamy dill sauce.
Want steak? Try these fajita steak roll ups.
Other Keto Favorites:
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 pound spicy sausage ground
- 1 medium red onion chopped and divided
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 3 celery large ribs - diced
- 1/4 cup jalapeno pickled slices
- 6 ounce tomato paste can
- 14.5 ounce tomatoes and green chilies can
- 14.5 ounce stewed tomatoes can
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or Coconut Aminos
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 tablespoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 bay leaf
- Heat slow cooker on low setting.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add ground beef, sausage, half of the onions, 2 Tbs minced garlic, and salt and pepper.
- Once the beef and sausage are browned, drain excess grease from pan.
- Transfer mixture to slow cooker.
- Add remaining onions, garlic, celery, jalapenos, tomato paste, tomatoes and chilies (with liquid), stewed tomatoes (with liquid), Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, and bay leaf.
- Stir until all ingredients are well combined.
- Cook on low 6-8 hours.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
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