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The BEST Keto Chili (No Bean Chili)

Another Keto Chili

I love chili, Keto chili, regular chili, low fat chili, any chili. It’s a comfort food, it’s rich, warm and homely. I’ve done a Keto chili recipe where I used bacon, spinach and mushrooms to fill the void left by the beans. Since beans are not Keto friendly all my chili is bean free. I’ve also done a 5 ingredient chili con carne for those who want something super simple.  This recipe is in the middle of those two. It’s not too simple, it’s not to complex, it’s just right.

So go ahead and make this recipe and let me know what you think. It’s part of my Keto for Beginners meal plan which you can check out if you are looking for a free Keto meal plan.

My chili story

This recipe is pretty simple so I don’t have any tips or tricks and since the ingredients are so simple, there isn’t much to swap out. What I would like to tell you is my story. I didn’t know anything about Mexican food or Tex Mex (yes chili isn’t authentic Mexican) but anyway in 2011 a restaurant opened in my city, Sanhos. It was supposed to be proper Mexican/Tex Mex food. I mean our knowledge of Mexican cuisine in India would be nachos at best. Now you’ll find some bastardized versions of enchiladas and quesadillas in restaurants. We still have no proper Mexican or even Tex Mex food (we have a burrito chain called New York Burrito that doesn’t serve beef). Anyway I digress, it was in 2011 at Sanchos that my wife and I shared a bowl of chili with nachos. After that we decided to make it at home and that’s how I fell in love with the dish.

On the off chance that you aren’t Keto I actually did a ‘regular’ chili con carne in the initial days of the show. Check out that recipe here.


the best keto chicli

Nutrition Info (Per serving)

  • Calories: 293
  • Net Carbs: 7g
  • Carbs: 8g
  • Fat: 42
  • Protein: 22g
  • Fiber: 2g

This recipe makes 4 servings. Get this recipe on myfitnesspal. These macros do NOT include the sour cream and the avocado. You can add those manually based on the brand of sour cream and the weight of the avocado. To reduce the carbs in this dish you can reduce the onion and you can use fresh tomato instead of the puree I am using.

the best keto chicli

The BEST Keto Chili (No Bean Chili)

4.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 grams Ground Beef Try and get 80-20 ground beef
  • 100 grams Red onion Sliced
  • 10 grams garlic
  • 200 grams Tomato Puree You can also use fresh tomatoes or tomato paste and water
  • 1 Tbsp Avocado Oil Order online
  • 1 Beef Stock Cube Or 250ml of beef stock
  • 1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • a few sprigs of rosemary
  • 200 ml Water if you use beef stock instead of the cube you won't need this much
  • 1/2 Avocado This is the amount for a single serving of chilli
  • 1 Tbsp Sour Cream This is the amount for a single serving of chilli
  • Coriander for garnish
  • Salt to Taste
  • a few drops of lime juice


  • Heat the avocado oil in the pan and add in the onions and cook on a medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes till the onion has softened and is starting to get some colour. Add in the garlic and cook till golden brown.
  • Then add the ground beef and cook for 5 minutes constantly stirring and breaking up any lumps that form. You can then season it with the salt, pepper, paprika, cumin and also throw in the rosemary spring. You can also use any dried herbs you like instead like oregano or marjoram.
  • Cook the beef with the spices for about a minute and then add in the tomato puree, beef stock cube and water and give everything a good mix and cover and cook for 20-25 minutes. Even 5 minutes just open the lid, give everything a good mix and keep coking.
  • After 25 minutes the chilli on carne is ready. Slice your avocado and season with salt and the lime juice. Serve the avocado along with the chilli and top with 1 tbsp of sour cream per portion. Enjoy!
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  1. I followed the recipe exactly and it was so yummy! Everyone loved this served over Keto cornbread. We will definitely be making this again soon!

  2. Every time I watch one of your videos, I want to Give a thumbs up, but there is none. You keep pointing to the top left and top right for things that aren’t there. I enjoy your videos and the way you cook, but I had to alert you about this.

    1. hey that might be because you watch them on the website and when the video is embedded here certain features don’t load. So if you are on youtube.com and watching the video there then you see the like button below the video and stuff.

  3. I’m making this for the 2nd time tonight. I’m in the US and a bit more of a traditionalist so I added 2 tablespoons of chili powder a and YUMMMM. As always Sahil, you hit right on the nose what I wanted…and your music is the perfect jam to make this chili by. I also made a great keto cornbread and viola!

    1. No clue, it’s best to weigh it once you finish cooking because it varies, basically for all the dishes there is a lot of variation so might as well weigh it at the end

    2. hi Thania, I’ve made this delicious recipe several times….the finished dish total (for my kitchen) was around 843 grams, so per person (adhering to Sahil’s macro calculations) is around 220 grams each aka just shy of half a pound. Again like Sahil says this can totally vary depending on how long you reduce the chili, if you add additional ingredients etc…this is just a rough estimate based on my experience.

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