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Keto Chili

Keto Chili
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Perfect, Easy Keto Chili

Perfect Keto Chili with excellent flavor!

This hearty chili recipe is quick and easy to make and has rich, delicious flavors to satisfy any appetite.

So, when the weather gets cooler, heat up your kitchen with this keto, low carb chili recipe!

Keto chili in a white dish

How to make Keto Chili

Making ketogenic chili is super easy and quick for any busy weekday.

Just follow these simple steps below:

1 – Gather up all of your keto chili ingredients and get your large skillet or pan.

2 – Heat up your skillet and add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

3 – Next, add your onion and garlic, and cook until soft and slightly browned.

4 – Then, add in your ground beef and cook until browned.

chili ingredients

5 – After the meat, add in your mushrooms and cook until browned.

6 – Pour-in your jar of low-carb marinara sauce and your beef broth. Stir well.

7 – Finally, add in the seasonings and mix well.

8 – Reduce the heat to simmer. Simmer uncovered for about 30 minutes.

Serve the chili hot with shredded cheese, a spoon of full fat sour cream, chopped green onion, or cilantro.

Keto chili ingredients

People Also Ask these Questions:

What can I substitute for beans in keto chili?

As you probably already know, beans contain some carbs, so it can be a challenge to work them into a low carb, high fat keto diet.

If you’re looking for some keto-friendly ideas for beans, here are a few alternatives:

Mushrooms – Cooked mushrooms are low in carbs and calories and can be used in place of beans in soups, stews, and chili to drastically reduce their carb counts.

Keto chili with mushrooms

Ground Meat – In soup or chili recipes, you can also omit beans and simply add extra ground meat, such as beef, pork, or turkey. Unlike the veggies listed above, this is a high protein option.

Avocado – Maybe not in the chili, but avocado is a great addition, sliced on the side.

Cauliflower – Cauliflower florets are great for adding thickness to chili, without the carbs of beans. Also, cauliflower absorbs any residual beef fats and provides a wonderful depth of flavor to the chili.

Keto chili low carb

How many carbs are in chili without beans?

So, in keto chili, with no beans, you get about 8 net carbs per serving.

How do you thicken keto chili?

The best way to thicken chili is through simmering.

Once you bring the keto chili to a boil, you then turn down the heat and allow it to simmer without the lid.

As the chili simmers, the liquid begins to evaporate and allows the chili to thicken.

Be sure to stir the chili occasionally so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Delicious keto cornbread would go great with this chili!

Keto Chili recipe

Keto Chili

Yield: 9 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

A hearty, delicious keto chili with the right amount of flavor! This recipe is easy to make and tastes better the longer it simmers! This keto chili dish will be your go-to comfort food for those cool evenings.


  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 White onion (diced, approx 1.5 cup)
  • 4 Cloves of garlic
  • 2 Cups beef stock
  • 2 Cups Mushrooms (chopped)
  • 1 Jar of low sugar Marinara sauce (14 oz.)
  • 1 tspn Cayenne pepper
  • 1 Avocado (sliced)


  1. In a large pan or skillet, add the olive oil and cook the diced onion and garlic until caramelized.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned.
  3. Add the 2 cups of mushrooms and cook until browned.
  4. Pour in 1 jar of low-carb Marinara sauce, cayenne pepper, and beef stock
  5. Stir all ingredients well.
  6. Allow chili to come back up to a simmer.
  7. Reduce heat and cook until reduced and sauce has thickened (about 30 minutes).
  8. Serve hot with sliced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, or green onions.


Another way to make this chili is to add sliced jalapeno peppers for some added kick!

Video instructions provided.

Nutrition Information
Yield 9 cups Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 397Total Fat 27gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 90mgSodium 267mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 30g

This calculation is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a doctor or dietician. This calculator is a guide, but makes no guarantee of being exact or fully accurate.

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