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Super Simple Keto Chili

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There’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good chili when you’re craving comfort food. Am I right guys?

This Keto Chili Con Carne is so easy and perfect for batch cooking. Whether you’re a keto beginner or have been following a low-carb diet for many years, this chili promises not to disappoint.

Delicately spiced, it's super tasty but won’t burn your mouth off. If you’re a hottie, feel free to crank up the chili meter! Taste first, and then go to town. The sour cream or yogurt topping is optional and will take away some of the heat. If you're dairy-free you could use unsweetened coconut yogurt or just top the chili with sliced avocado and serve with lime wedges.

Serve with low-carb veggie sides such as cauliflower rice for a traditional keto dinner, spiralized zucchini or even shirataki noodles for an ultra low-carb dinner recipe.

I love this Super Simple Keto Chili smothered all over low-carb roasted vegetables, keto nachos or how about using this recipe to make low-carb Chili Cheese Fries?? OMG another must make… quick bookmark!

Hands-on Overall

Serving size about 1 cup/ 240 g/ 8.5 oz

Allergy information for Super Simple Keto Chili

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free

Nutritional values (per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 g/ 8.5 oz)

Net carbs5.5 grams
Protein21.2 grams
Fat33.6 grams
Calories424 kcal
Calories from carbs 5%, protein 21%, fat 74%
Total carbs9.4 gramsFiber3.9 gramsSugars5.6 gramsSaturated fat11.8 gramsSodium414 mg(18% RDA)Magnesium43 mg(11% RDA)Potassium711 mg(36% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 1 tbsp ghee or butter (15 ml)
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely diced (70 g/ 2.5 oz)
  • 1 large stick celery, diced (64 g/ 2.3 oz)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 450 g ground beef (1 lb)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced (120 g/ 4.2 oz)
  • 1 tsp medium chilli powder, or to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes (400 g/ 14.1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened tomato paste (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro (coriander), plus more for topping
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (30 ml)
  • Optional: sour cream or full-fat yogurt, sliced avocado and/or lime wedges


  1. Heat the ghee in a non stick frying pan or cast iron skillet. Add the onion and celery and fry on a medium heat for 2 - 3 minutes until soft. Add the garlic for a further 30 seconds.
    Super Simple Keto Chili
  2. Add the beef and fry for a further 4 to 5 minutes, breaking the meat up with a wooden spatula as it cooks.
  3. Add the chopped red pepper, spices, tomatoes, tomato puree, seasoning and chopped cilantro. Simmer for 10 - 15 minutes until thick. Super Simple Keto Chili
  4. Check seasoning and adjust to taste. If it gets too dry, add some water or stock and stir through. When cooked, drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Optionally, serve with sour cream and more fresh coriander. Serve with cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles or roasted vegetables of choice.
  6. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days, or freezer for up to 3 months. Super Simple Keto Chili

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 g/ 8.5 oz)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
0 g0 g3.8 g34 kcal
Onion, brown (yellow), raw
1.1 g0.2 g0 g6 kcal
Celery stalk, fresh
0.2 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Beef, minced (ground), raw, grass-fed
0 g19.3 g22.5 g286 kcal
Peppers, red bell, fresh
1.2 g0.3 g0.1 g9 kcal
Chile (chili) powder, spices (ancho, chipotle, Mexican chile powder)
0.1 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Cumin, ground
0.2 g0.1 g0.1 g2 kcal
Oregano, dried
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Tomatoes, canned (unsweetened)
1.6 g0.8 g0.3 g16 kcal
Tomato purée (paste, unsweetened)
0.5 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0.1 g0 g1 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Total per serving, about 1 cup/ 240 g/ 8.5 oz
5.5 g21.2 g33.6 g424 kcal

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Food is one of life’s most powerful medicines. I’m a true testament that once you find the right approach for you, you can overcome poor health through the healing power of food.

I believe the secret to radiant health starts and ends with a healthy gut so my recipes are all grain, gluten and refined sugar free. Most are also dairy-free.

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Comments (4)

how big is a serving in the keto simple chilli

Hi Crystal, I just added more info for the approximate serving size 😊

I’m making this tonight but I don’t think I will break the mice up!
Will let you know how it turns out.
Spellcheck can really be a hoot!

Thank you so much! Oh my god, too funny - fixed!! 🤣