Keto Chili without Beans Beef stew meat and ground beef combine in this easy keto chili without beans. I give instructions for stove top, Instant Pot, and Crockpot.

Keto Chili no Beans

When the weather starts to cool down, the first thing I do is make a big pot of this Keto Chili without Beans.  This is my favorite kind of chili because it is full of meat, flavor, and super hearty.  I like to serve mine with sour cream, cheese, cilantro, and avocado!

There is a time and a place for making keto chili in the Instant Pot and Crockpot so I give you instructions for both of these in the recipe notes.

This pot of keto chili was made on the stove top in a heavy dutch oven and the smell coming from my kitchen as this chili cooked was amazing.

To get started on this chili recipe with no beans, I first browned my stew meat in the heavy pot.  Browning adds so much flavor to the chili!

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I then removed the meat from the pan and added the onion and red bell pepper.  I cooked them until they were soft.

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I then added the garlic and the ground beef.  After the ground beef was browned, I added the spices and the tomato paste.

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Stir Stir Stir, add the stew meat back to the pot and the crushed tomatoes.

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stir stir stir Simmer simmer simmer…and tada!  Doesn’t that look comforting?

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I could eat this everyday, all winter long.  If you prefer your chili on the spicy side (I do not) you can add cayenne pepper to taste or hot sauce!



5 from 7 votes
Keto Chili without Beans
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
4 hrs 45 mins
Beef stew meat and ground beef combine in this easy keto chili without beans. I give instructions for stove top, Instant Pot, and Crockpot.


Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili with no beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 271 kcal
  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 1 lb Beef stew meat
  • 1 lb Ground Beef Chuck
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper diced
  • 6 Cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
  1. Heat a heavy pot over medium-high heat.  Add the oil and the stew meat.  Sauté until browned on all side.  Remove stew meat from pot.

  2. Add the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic to the pot.  Saute' until translucent 

  3. Add the ground beef to the pot and saute' until cooked through.  Add the tomato paste and the spices and stir to combine.

  4. Add the sautéed stew meat, crushed tomatoes, and salt.  Stir

  5. Place a lid on top, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 2 hours...or until the stew meat is tender.

  6. Serve the chili with shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition per serving: 271 calories / 16g fat / 9g carbs / 3g fiber / 24g protein


  • If you want your chili spicier, you can add 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper
  • For the Instant Pot:  Brown the stew meat using the saute function, remove from the pot and add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic.  Saute until translucent.  Add the ground beef and cook through.  Add the stew meat back to the pot along with the remaining ingredients.  Place the lid and pressure cook on high for 15 minutes, followed but a 10 minute Natural pressure release.
  • For the Slow Cooker:  Follow the instructions for the stove top, but transfer to the slow cooker when it is time to simmer and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. 


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    • Linda
    • November 5, 2018

    We were anticipating a sad winter season without my homemade (full of beans) chili. We have now made this delicious chili twice now and my husband has officially judge it “A Keeper!” I love the two textures of meat combined and the flavor is perfection.

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 7, 2018

      So glad to hear that!

    • Colleen
    • November 4, 2018

    Easy to make and delicious. Made it on top of stove without stew meat. I used 2 pounds of chop meat. My family loved it, even those who are not on Keto. Thank you!

    • Gayle Bradford
    • October 21, 2018

    Yum yum great tasting on a cold niggt

    • Vilya
    • October 21, 2018

    I was going to do this in my Instant Pot, but I had the time today, so I decided to do it on the stovetop instead. As much as I use and adore my IP, you can’t get the same texture as you do when you let something cook and reduce for a long time on a stove. This is sooo yummy!!! Really nice spice blend, and the stew meat makes it so thick and hearty. Thanks for a great recipe!

      • jenniferbanz
      • October 22, 2018

      So glad you liked it!

    • Sara
    • October 20, 2018

    Can not beat this chili! So perfect on a cold night! Super hearty and filling!

    • Jane Saunders
    • October 20, 2018

    I’m so pleased you have listed a way to cook on the stovetop since I have yet to get a crockpot or instant pot. It looks delicious.

    • Nellie Tracy
    • October 9, 2018

    This recipe is so delicious! Love that it’s low carb!

    • Sues
    • October 9, 2018

    I’ve always just called it chili, too, but yesss chili con carne is the very best kind of chile! And I absolutely love that this is low-carb. Yum!!

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