Easy Keto Chili

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This chili recipe uses both minced beef and sirloin steak. It's full of flavour and really filling, especially when served with my Low-carb Tortillas or Nachos. For really bold flavours, make the chili ahead, refrigerate and serve the next day. All the spices will blend together and make the flavour more intense. This hearty chili is a staple in my house!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

6.1 grams 2.8 grams 39.1 grams 41.9 grams 19.6 grams 570 calories
Total Carbs9grams
Net Carbs6.1grams
of which Saturated19.6grams
Magnesium103mg (26%)
Potassium929mg (46%)

Nutrition facts are calculated for 6 servings (net carbs for 4 servings: 9.2 g / serving). Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.9%), protein (28.5%), fat (66.6%)

Ingredients (makes 4-6 servings)

  • 500 g minced beef (1.1 lb / 17.6 oz)
  • 2 large sirloin / rump steaks (500 g / 1.1 lb / 17.6 oz)
  • 3 tbsp ghee or lard (you can make your own ghee) (45 g / 1.6 oz)
  • 1 medium white onion (110 g / 3.9 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree, unsweetened (62 g / 2.2 oz)
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika (regular or smoked)
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened (10 g / 0.4 oz)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1-2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/4 cup bone broth, vegetable stock or chicken stock (you can make your own bone broth) (360 ml / 12 fl oz)
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped (240 g / 8.5 oz)
  • 1 tsp salt or more to taste (I like pink Himalayan)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (110 g / 4 oz)
  • Optional: 1 cup black coffee
Try with:
  • Low-carb Tortillas / Nachos + 1.5 g net carbs per serving
  • Cauli-rice - a cup per serving (120 g / 4.2 oz) +3.6 g net carbs
  • Avocado - 1/4 per serving (100 g / 3.5 oz) +1.8 g net carbs per serving

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  1. Peel and dice the onion and garlic. Place the onion and garlic on a pan greased with ghee and cook over a medium-high heat until fragrant and lightly golden. Mix to prevent burning. Easy Keto Chili
  2. Dice the sirloin into 1-inch pieces and add to the pan together with the minced beef. Cook over a medium-high heat until browned from all sides. Easy Keto Chili
  3. Mix all the dry spices: chili powder, cumin, paprika, cocoa powder, black pepper and dried oregano. Easy Keto Chili
  4. Add the dry spices, tomato puree and bay leaves to the pan with the beef. Season with salt and mix well. Easy Keto Chili
  5. Pour in the coconut aminos, fish sauce and bone broth. Easy Keto Chili
  6. Reduce the heat, cover the pan with lid and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the meat is tender. Easy Keto Chili
  7. Halve, deseed and slice the green pepper and add it to the pan. Cover with the lid and gently simmer for about 10 minutes. Easy Keto Chili
  8. When done, take off the heat and set aside. Remove the bay leaves (if you used whole). Once chilled, store in the fridge for up to 5 days. Easy Keto Chili
  9. Serve with shredded cheese on top. Try with Low-carb Tortillas / Nachos or Cauli-rice. Enjoy! Easy Keto Chili
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Hi Martina, is Lina again 😊 first of all I have to tell you, this chili recipe it’s absolutely amazing!!! It’s the new staple at our home!!
I need to ask you a couple of things.  
1. If there’s any information in your blog about the keto diet and how affects the period, PMS, cravings, and Overall any information about it, could you please link it?
2.What’s an ideal post workout snack for you?
Again, thank you for all you do!!!


Thank you so much Lina!
1. There are a few posts related to these topics - I think these should help:
Can the Ketogenic Diet Improve PCOS?
How To Low Carb: 15+ Common Weight Loss Mistakes
7 Keto Foods That Can Stall Your Progress
Appetite Control and Caloric Intake on Low-carb Ketogenic Diets
2. If you are asking generally, then either protein based snack or carb-based snack are the best options. High-fat meals are generally not recommended. But if you ask me, personally, almost every time it's none. I don't feel hungry or eat after my workouts unless it's dinnertime - which is again a lchf meal.
More info on carbs and post-workout nutrition: Ketogenic Nutrition and Exercise: Carbs
I hope this helps 😊


Hey I was wondering what you think you would need to do to make this recipe slow cooker friendly?


If you plan to use a slow cooker, you'll need to reduce the amount of liquid ingredients, in this case bone broth. It depends how much sauce and how thick you want to make it (there is little to no evaporation in a slow cooker).


It would be so helpful if the nutrition info for your recipes were in your app, which I use. I doubled the recipe and can't tell exactly what proportion of the total my serving was. I would love to be able to enter my portion size in cups or ounces.


Hi Sadie, the Easy Keto Chili is in the app (and all of the other blog meals as well).
You can "clone" any meal directly in the Custom Meals. Search for "chili" > then tap on the meal you want to clone > tap on the "clone button" on the top, next to the "edit" button that looks like a pen. You can then adjust all the ingredients as you wish (you can use cups or ounces). I hope this helps!


Hi... Is the optional cup of black coffee to be enjoyed while cooking or to be included at some point in the recipe?


Hi Len, that's for cooking it - together with bone broth 😊


Hi Martina
Could you please specify how many grams of green pepper to use in this recipe.


Thanks for spotting that - it's all listed now (240 grams, 2 medium peppers).


Hi Martina
I cannot see in ingredients list green pepper but in the cooking instruction there is a green pepper. Could you please specify the quantity of it.
Thank you in advance.


Can I use tomato sauce instead of purée? What's the difference?


Hi Sarah, tomato puree is the same as tomato paste which is a lot more concentrated that tomato sauce. I hope this helps 😊


Quite spicy, VERY TASTY!! Love it! Thanks for sharing 😊


Thank you Katie!