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Easy Low Carb and Keto Chili without Beans

Replace the beans with beef stew meat and you've got the perfect low carb and keto chili without beans.  I give instructions for stove top and Crockpot.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup, stew
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili without beans, gluten free, keto chili, low carb chili, no bean chili, recipe for keto chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 329kcal


  • 1 tbsp avocado oil (Click here for my favorite brand on Amazon)
  • 1 lb Beef stew meat, Cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 lb Ground Beef Chuck
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 Red Bell pepper diced
  • 6 Cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 Tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoons onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoons cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 28oz can Fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • Salt to taste


  • 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, and crushed tomatoes, stir.
  • Place a lid on top, reduce the heat to low, and let simmer for 1 hours...or until the stew meat is tender.
  • Serve the chili with shredded cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and keto cornbread!



  • If you want your chili spicier, you can add 1-2 tsp of cayenne pepper or diced jalapeño
  • FOR THE CROCKPOT 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. 
  • FREEZING KETO CHILI: I like to make a double batch of this chili recipe and freeze it for meals all winter long.  Simply scoop out portions into freezer bags or bowls and leave in the freezer for up to 2 months.  


Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fiber: 3g