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Keto Chili Con Carne

A Keto Beef Chili

It’s beef week on Headbanger’s Kitchen and it’s Keto recipe time. I’ve cooked up a delicious Keto Chili Con Carne using ground beef (of course). It’s one of my favourites and with a dollop of sour cream and some avacado, it’s like food porn. So enjoy the recipe. I also tried a new format where I don’t speak during the recipe. Let me know if you like this better than my usual jibber jabber.

Why are there no chilies?

Well the truth is I’m not a big fan of spicy food so I’ve always avoided making my food spicy. Also when I was learning to make chili con carne the chilies were always added on top and raw for some reason. I guess that’s why I left them out. But you can totally spice up your chili con carne with some spice. Either in the form of fresh or pickled jalapenos or perhaps some chili flakes.

You can also get dried chilies and fry them along with the onions. So there are plenty of ways to add that spicy kick to this dish.


Keto Chili Con Carne

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 503
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Carbs: 11g
  • Fat: 32g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Fiber: 4g

This recipe makes 4 serving. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal.

Keto Chili Con Carne

Keto Chilli Con Carne - Beef Chilli

A hearty chilli con carne without the carbs from the beans.
4.22 from 38 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 grams Beef Mince (Ground Beef)
  • 100 grams Onion
  • 200 grams Tomato (pureed)
  • 75 grams Green Peppers (Capsicum)
  • 2-3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 200 grams Bacon (chopped or cubed)
  • 200 grams White Mushrooms
  • 100 grams Spinach
  • Fresh Oregano
  • Fresh Coriander
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper Try this one
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder Try this one
  • 1 Tsp Paprika Try this one
  • 1 Beef Stock Cube Try this one
  • olive oil I use this one
  • 500 ml Water


  • Fry the bacon from a cold pan so that the fat renders out. Add some olive oil to speed up the process
  • Once most of the fat has rendered then add in the onions and fry.
  • Add the garlic once the onions turn translucent
  • As the garlic turns slightly brown add in the green peppers
  • Add in the beef along with all the dry seasoning and cook
  • Add in the tomatoes,mushrooms and spinach
  • Add the stock cube and water
  • Cook down for 10 minutes
  • Add in the fresh oregano and coriander
  • Reduce on the stove if required
  • Serve with Sour cream and fresh avacado.
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  1. WOW….. this was so tasty. We love your Jibber Jabber. My husband and I love your videos and your encouragement. Your recipes and banter bring a smile to our faces and make our mouths water for the next recipe. Thank you for sharing your gift.
    Hugs from Canada

      1. Sweet. Thank you so much.
        Btw. Love your channel. The recipes are awesome.
        I’ve had trouble managing my macros until I started following your channel and website.
        You’ve made life super easy for beginners on keto. Thank you so much for that.

  2. Just found you and am hooked! I am a fellow metal head and the combination of metal and keto cookery go hand in hand. I love this recipe and want to thank you. Love your jibber jabber man. You make me laugh. Here’s to music and cooking! Peace. xx

  3. Can’t stand green pepper so added green beans (ups the carbs a bit but I don’t mind) and also added 20g 90% cocoa choc . And ohmygod. I’m in love! So glad this wasn’t a crock pot recipie cause I don’t have one lol Thank you!!! Love it!!!!!

  4. Very good chili. I love the addition of bacon and mushrooms. I increased the seasoning to our taste. the only change I’d make next time is to remove a bit of the fat after frying the bacon (I know keto is high fat but I prefer a bit less in my chili, just personal preference.) i will definitely make again.

  5. Is there anything you would suggest to make this vegetarian/vegan?

    Recently found you; thanks for everything!

    1. Well replace the bacon fat with olive oil. Coconut cream for regular cream (if I used any). I guess some nut cheese could be used. Now for the protein I guess some kind of vegan replacement should work? Or maybe Soya/tofu blitzed up to replace ground meat? Maybe something like this?

  6. Turned out great. I used passata instead of puree. And I tweaked it by browning the meat on a cast iron skillet and then deglacing it with half the water scraping it and pouring it into the pot after dissolving the cubes in there. I also added a tiny bit of dark chocolate right at the end for added richness though that’s not recommended probably ?

    Made homemade guac as a side. Great stuff

  7. Fantastic recipe. Made it six times so far. The only problem is I can’t stop eating it, it’s so good. The last two time, I added a bit of cocoa powder, excellent.

    We love your videos, keep them coming.

    1. You can find them in lots of these general stores where they sell imported products. If not you can use a chicken stock cube instead or make your own chicken/beef/mutton stock by boiling soup bones.

  8. Great video, I like your it either way (jibber jabber vs not). Excellent chili, I don’t even miss the beans!
    Yes, Please try to make keto nachos and share with us!

  9. I think that Keto nachos would be awesome. Either format is good by me (talking during the recipe or not) is good by me!

  10. Best Chili we’ve ever tried! I leave out the spinach personally but everything else is banging! I’m not keto anymore, i follow a low carb diet but this is still our go to recipe. Thanks for sharing and love you jibber jabber <3

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