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!

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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!



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.
5 from 14 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili with no beans
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 271kcal



  • 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.
  • Add the onion, red bell pepper, and garlic to the pot.  Saute' until translucent 
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and saute' until cooked through.  Add the tomato paste and the spices and stir to combine.
  • Add the sautéed stew meat, crushed tomatoes, and salt.  Stir
  • Place a lid on top, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 2 hours...or until the stew meat is tender.
  • Serve the chili with shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and avocado.


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. 


Calories: 271kcal
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    • JustLil
    • September 8, 2019

    I don’t see the sugars listed. Isn’t there sugar in canned diced/tomato sauce?

    • Jamieca Tull
    • August 13, 2019

    What is the serving size ?

      • jenniferbanz
      • August 14, 2019

      1/8th of the recipe

    • Karen
    • May 12, 2019

    Love this, have made it twice now – thanks for the recipe! The second time I used regular paprika, though, instead of smoked. I find the smoked flavor so overpowering that it just doesn’t work for me. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Suzanna Brownlie
    • March 11, 2019

    I have made this recipe, as is, twice now and it is fantastic! I make it hotter just by adding hot paprika and chili-line seasoning. My family wants to try and and I’m, like, ‘No, you’ll die!’ 😀

    I will try next time with chorizo sausage. I think that will add a nice level with the pork and spices.

    Thanks for the great dinner!

    • Toni
    • February 20, 2019

    Can u feeeze it ?

      • jenniferbanz
      • February 22, 2019

      This would be perfect for freezing!

    • R.ostenberg
    • February 16, 2019

    Outstanding in all ways! Easy to make, clear instructions, and superb results, now my favorite chili.

      • jenniferbanz
      • February 17, 2019

      That makes me happy to hear!

    • Sheila
    • February 1, 2019

    Made this last night in the Instant Pot. I was worried since we are all die hard bean people when it comes to chili. The addition of stew meat was inspired and we did not feel deprived at all! Absolutely delicious-thank you! We like heat so I added a poblano and a jalapeno in place of a bell pepper + cayenne.

    • Maureen Wehmeier
    • January 21, 2019

    We made this tonight with just the stew meat. We used tomato sauce rather than tomatoes. It was a very hearty meal. Can’t wait to eat it left over.

      • jenniferbanz
      • January 22, 2019

      The leftovers are the best!

    • Dawn
    • January 6, 2019

    Loved this recipe, but 1 tablespoon salt seemed too much. Would cut that in half next time.

    • Lavinna
    • November 24, 2018

    How much is a serving size? Made it tonight and it is delicious, I just don’t want to go overboard ?

      • jenniferbanz
      • November 27, 2018

      I haven’t measured out the serving size on this one but I will be sure to do that the next time I make it. It would be 1/8th of the recipe which is 271 calories and 6g net carbs.

        • Amanda
        • March 4, 2019

        Do you know the serving size on this yet? I doubled the recipe and really didn’t want to measure out this whole pot?

        • jenniferbanz
        • March 5, 2019

        Unfortunately I don’t. I will make it soon to get accurate measurements

    • Noelle
    • November 15, 2018

    Love this kind of chili! keto chili is the BEST

    • Chrissy
    • November 15, 2018

    I loooove the beef stew meat in this chili – it was such a nice change from ground beef! This is just perfect for a cold night.

    • 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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