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Low Carb Keto Chili

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No beans? No problem, this chili recipe is perfect for keto or any low carb diet. It is so easy to make and it always hits the spot. You will not miss the beans with this low carb recipe!

If you are on keto, you probably already know how high carb beans are and may have thought that low carb chili wasn’t an option. That was how I felt when my husband and I started eating a low carb diet. I thought chili was no longer a weekly staple because our go-to chili recipe was heavy on the beans. I wasn’t sure how to go about creating a keto-friendly chili that didn’t seem like it was missing something.

I started to experiment with the normal sauce that I have used for chili in the past and when I added in tomato paste it really thickened up nicely. I then decided to double the meat I would normally use for chili and added in more vegetables. The results speak for themselves, this low carb keto chili is perfect.

You can easily swap out the meat to use any meat that you prefer or have on hand. I love venison chili but this would work great with ground turkey or ground beef, too. My next experimentation is going to be trying this same exact recipe but swapping out the venison for chicken. I think that will give this low carb chili a completely different flavor and texture that may be worth a try.

Another thing I love about this keto chili recipe is that I can make a dutch oven full in under an hour. This low carb chili is so easy and delicious that I think once you try it out, it will be a staple in your home, too.

I always make a double batch so that I can put the dutch oven in the refrigerator overnight and then warm-up it up for dinner easily, the next night. If you decide to try this method, be sure to stir the chili while heating up the second night. I learned this the hard way. When I first got my dutch oven, I was not used to cooking with something that retained heat so well. I put a pot of keto chili on the stove, straight out of the refrigerator, and after just a few minutes, the entire dutch oven filled with smoke. Thankfully I was able to save that meal but the pot wasn’t as easy to clean as it normally is and it made a mess on my stovetop.

Meals that last two nights always make me feel like I won a prize and I guess I kind of did win something, a night off from cooking.

My favorite add-ins for this keto chili are sour cream, shredded cheese, and jalapeno peppers. What are your favorite toppings to add into a low carb keto chili?

If you enjoy this keto recipe, you may like these:

Low Carb Meatball Casserole 

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Low Carb Crackers

Low Carb Antipasto Salad 

Keto Peanut Butter Balls



Low Carb Keto Chili

Low Carb Keto Chili


  • 2 lbs Ground Meat, I used Venison
  • 2 Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 6 Slices of Bacon
  • 28 Ounces of Diced Tomato
  • 6 Ounces of Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups of Chicken Broth
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons of Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon of Onion Powder
  • Squirt of Olive Oil
  • Dash of salt and pepper


  1. Chop the bell pepper, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cook in frying pan with a little bit of olive oil to coat the pan. Once the veggies are softened, put them into a dutch oven. Fry the bacon and ground meat until cooked thoroughly and add into the dutch oven. Pour the tomato paste and diced tomato into the dutch oven, then mix in the seasonings. Cook on medium high for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the chili reaches the desired temperature. Double this recipe to make a full dutch oven.


Wednesday 13th of May 2020

I must admit I prefer chilli without beans so this is perfect for us. The fact it makes enough for more than one meal is also a real plus point


Wednesday 13th of May 2020

Ooo how fab does this look. Such a comfort dish and a great way to eat healthy x

Ashlee Unscripted

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

I am not a fan of beans, and I'm into the ingredient list so this chilli is perfect for me. Also it gives me a reason to use my Dutch Oven lol.


Wednesday 13th of May 2020

I love the ingredients in this recipe, full of all type of vegetable and meats. These day I need to stay home and have more time to cook and this recipe works well for as.

Cristina Petrini

Wednesday 13th of May 2020

My dad has just finished his keto diet and I actually found out how good it is. Excellent recipe!

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