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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
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Rating: 4.22
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A hearty chilli con carne without the carbs from the beans.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 30 minutes
Keto Chili Con Carne
Keto Chilli Con Carne - Beef Chilli
Yum
Votes: 37
Rating: 4.22
You:
Rate this recipe!
A hearty chilli con carne without the carbs from the beans.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
40 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
  • 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
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Instructions
  1. Fry the bacon from a cold pan so that the fat renders out. Add some olive oil to speed up the process
  2. Once most of the fat has rendered then add in the onions and fry.
  3. Add the garlic once the onions turn translucent
  4. As the garlic turns slightly brown add in the green peppers
  5. Add in the beef along with all the dry seasoning and cook
  6. Add in the tomatoes,mushrooms and spinach
  7. Add the stock cube and water
  8. Cook down for 10 minutes
  9. Add in the fresh oregano and coriander
  10. Reduce on the stove if required
  11. Serve with Sour cream and fresh avacado.

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20 Comments

  • Reply
    Sara
    March 1, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    Hi Sahil,

    How much beef broth would you use if not using a cube?

    Thanks,
    Sara

  • Reply
    Heather
    April 14, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    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

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      Sahil Makhija
      April 15, 2018 at 3:48 am

      Thank you so much Heather 🙂

  • Reply
    Maryam Marjan
    May 18, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Hi Sahil, I want to try out this recipe soon. What is a good substitute for bacon in this recipe?

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      May 29, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      Skip it completely, start the cooking with oil/fat of your choice.

  • Reply
    Chaitanya Mohan
    June 16, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Should the bacon be cured or uncured? or is it ok either way?

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      Sahil Makhija
      June 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Any bacon will do.

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        Chaitanya Mohan
        June 19, 2018 at 3:21 am

        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.

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    Henrietta Brooks
    August 24, 2018 at 8:58 am

    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

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    Lori Rabideaux
    October 1, 2018 at 5:25 pm

    Please jibber jabber, You have such a wonderful personality!

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    Gabi
    October 2, 2018 at 1:08 am

    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!!!!!

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    AnneM
    October 29, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    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.

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    Beginner to Keto
    December 14, 2018 at 2:16 pm

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

    Recently found you; thanks for everything!

    • mm
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      Sahil Makhija
      December 15, 2018 at 2:43 am

      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?

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    Henry
    January 4, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    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

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    Tom
    March 11, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    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.

  • Reply
    Sam
    November 22, 2020 at 2:35 pm

    Hi. Where do you find beef cubes in India? If not, what is a good substitute?

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      Sahil Makhija
      November 23, 2020 at 8:30 am

      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.

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    Shannon
    January 19, 2021 at 2:04 pm

    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!

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    Chuck
    March 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm

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

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