Keto Chili Con Carne – No Beans

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5 from 187 votes

This delicious no-beans keto chili con carne recipe is super low-carb and contains no beans. We use tasty ingredients with ground beef. Make it for dinner, lunch, or keto meal prep. This low-carb chili con carne is perfect for those on a budget as the ingredients are very affordable, plus you can make it in just one pan.

Keto chili con carne in a frying pan.
Keto Chili Con Carne – The Best Low Carb, No Beans Version That’s Easy To Make with Ground Beef and Just One Pan.

This recipe is part of our keto ground beef recipe collection, where you’ll find delicious meals like our keto cottage pie and our tasty Swedish meatballs.

We rate this as a medium-heat dish. If you like a hotter keto chili con carne, just add more fresh chili or chili powder (or add less if you want a milder chili).

This recipe yields approximately 1.3kg/2.8lb of keto chili con carne. We have made a serving size of 3/4 cup, equal to approximately 150g/5oz of Spicy Beef Chili.

Serving Suggestions

This recipe makes approximately eight servings. 1 serving is 150g (3/4 cups) and has 4g net carbs.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of Garlic, crushed
  • 2 small Red Chili’s, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 pounds of Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon of Paprika
  • 1 tablespoon of Cumin, ground
  • 1 tablespoon of Coriander, ground
  • 1 pound of Canned Diced Tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon of Pepper

If you like your keto chili hot, it can be made hotter with your favorite hot ingredients, so feel free to experiment. Alternatively, if you like your chili milder, you can leave the chili out altogether if you wish.

How To Make Keto Chili Con Carne

A spoonful of Keto Chili Con Carne being lifted from a bowl
How to make Keto Chili Con Carne
  1. Place a large saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add the oil, onion, garlic, and chopped chilies and saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the chili powder and salt and stir well.
  4. Add the ground beef. Stir continuously to break apart the meat, saute for 10 minutes until the beef is well browned.
  5. Add the tomato paste, paprika, cumin, coriander, and pepper, and stir well.
  6. Cook for 5 minutes before adding the canned diced tomatoes. Mix well.
  7. Reduce the heat to a low simmer and cook uncovered for 20-30 minutes. If you prefer your chili a little more “soupy,” add a cup of beef stock.
  8. Taste your chili and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  9. Serve immediately, or cool and store in the fridge or freezer.

How To Store Keto Chili

Store Keto Chili in the fridge for up to 1 week in an airtight container, or freeze for up to 3 months.

Keto Chili can be reheated in a saucepan or microwave.

Keto no beans chili in a frying pan.

Keto Chili Con Carne – No Beans

This delicious no-beans keto chili con carne recipe is super low-carb and contains no beans. We use tasty ingredients with ground beef. Make it for dinner, lunch, or keto meal prep. This low-carb chili con carne is perfect for those on a budget as the ingredients are very affordable, plus you can make it in just one pan.

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Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 364kcal
Author: Matt Dobson

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Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion diced
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 2 small Red Chili finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 pounds Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika ground
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin ground
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander ground
  • 1 pound Diced Tomatoes canned
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper ground

Instructions

  • Place a large saucepan over high heat.
  • Add the oil, onion, garlic and chopped chili’s and saute for 3-5 minutes until the onion is translucent.
    3 tablespoons Olive Oil, 1 small Onion, 3 cloves Garlic, 2 small Red Chili
  • Add the chili powder and salt and stir well.
    1 teaspoon Chili Powder, 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Add the ground beef. Stir continuously to break apart the meat, saute for 10 minutes until the beef is well browned.
    2 pounds Ground Beef
  • Add the tomato paste, paprika, cumin, coriander and pepper and stir well.
    2 tablespoons Tomato Paste, 1 tablespoon Smoked Paprika, 1 tablespoon Cumin, 1 tablespoon Coriander, 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • Cook for 5 minutes before adding the canned diced tomatoes. Mix well.
    1 pound Diced Tomatoes
  • Reduce the heat to a low simmer and continue to cook, uncovered, for 20-30 minutes.
  • Taste your chili and add additional salt and pepper if desired.
  • Serve immediately, or cool and store in the fridge for 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Video

Keto Beef Chili Recipe – Low Carb as Hot & Spicy as You Want (Easy)

Notes

 
STORING: Store Keto Chili in the fridge for up to 1 week in an airtight container, or freeze for up to 3 months.
Keto Chili can be reheated in a saucepan or microwave.

Nutrition

Serving: 150g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 488mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 764IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 4mg
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Is Chili Con Carne Low-Carb & Keto Friendly?

The traditional way of making chili con carne is not low-carb or keto-friendly, but keto chili con carne is. Normally, chili con carne contains kidney beans, rice, and sugar.

None of those ingredients is low carb, but as you can see in our recipe above, we make ours a little differently to make it perfect for your Keto diet.

Keto chili con carne in a frying pan.
Keto Chili Con Carne – The Best Low Carb, No Beans Version That’s Easy To Make with Ground Beef

Our Keto Beef Chili Recipe was updated in November 2020. There have been no changes made to the original recipe.

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To make a larger batch of this Keto Chili Con Carne recipe, adjust the servings above.

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23 thoughts on “Keto Chili Con Carne – No Beans”

  1. 5 stars
    Fantastic, I have tried recipes from Splendid table, Traeger, Big Green egg and many more. This is the one Excellent. If my wife stops the Keto we are still using this recipe. I hate when people change the recipe and then comment. So I tried it, then added a pinch of cinnamon powder and cooked for a further 3 mins and it elevated this recipe.

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    • Hello Justin, I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe. We try to keep it as simple as possible. Thank you for the cinnamon tip, i’ll try that next time 🙂

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  2. 5 stars
    I really liked this easy. Simple ingredients & directions. I made mine in my cast iron big pot with lid, which it was ideal for . The house smelled amazing and taste was very good. I added a little grated cheese and sour cream to it for an even richer taste.

    I am doing the carnivore diet with some dairy so the cheese and sour cream was fine for me to use. I am not sure about the diced tomatoes though or if any of the other ingredients are not allowed, but it is a nice dish for a cold, winter Sunday. My daughter loved it as well so that was a plus. It kept me full and satiated as well.

    To sum it up this was a win – win! Thank you for sharing this amazing receipt with me. I will be looking for more recipes from this creator.

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    • So glad you love the chili Gail, and thank you so much for spending the time give us such wonderful feedback. 🙂

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  3. 5 stars
    This Chili was absolutely amazing! This is the best chili I’ve ever had and I’ve had some mighty good chili but this sits at the top of all of them by itself. The only red chili peppers I had hydrated were chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and it was fantastic. The whole family was blown away by this chili , even my picky eater . Next time and absolutely there will be many next times , I’ll double it . Thank you so much for sharing your recipe with us .

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    • Hello Greg, thank you so much for your feedback I love your variation with the chipotle peppers. Next time I make this Chili I’ll try your version. Thanks again.

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  4. I have been pre-cooking ground beef for a long time – it is just so much easier to do it once and be done with if for a while. Sometimes I cook a batch that is just plain ground beef – and then I’ll do another batch and add green peppers and onions. I also store mine in freezer zip lock bags due to the storage issue – much easier to store flat.

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  5. 5 stars
    Made 3 double batches already, freeze it for easy lunches at work. I personally add a little chilli powder but love this recipe!

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  6. 5 stars
    Made this recipe for dinner tonight. The recipe was very easy to follow and was delicious . Will definitely make this recipe again.

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  7. Amazing recipe!!! I added some mushrooms at the beginning to put in a personal touch. But it tastes just like regular chili. So good!

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  8. I truly miss chilli cheese omelets since going keto… found an old can of Nalleys and skimped out 50 grams for my compete, which really sucked… Will be making this… a triple batch… this weekend! Thanks!

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  9. 5 stars
    I just made it today and I love it! I am considering following the keto diet and just want to try some recipes to see if its for me. This is good chili!

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  10. 5 stars
    Cooked this today, oh my god it was just devine! Didn’t take long either. I was gonna save some for mid week 😉 but ate it all haha nice and filling a must if your wanting to reduce carbs and still enjoy great tasting foods!!! Gonna get my next three days of meal prep out the way then do this on Sunday 🙂

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