This post may contain Amazon or other affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Keto Beef Chili

When I set out to make a bean-free chili I decided that it was not really that hard to do. Beans are actually just cheap filler for an already hearty recipe. I upped the bacon and the beef and I pretty much had my same recipe.

The carbs in this chili recipe actually come from the tomatoes, onions and peppers. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather get my carbs from vegetables than Doritos. Of course I don’t ever want to go overboard with my carbs in any form, but when I want Keto Beef Chili this is my jam.

Big Beef Chili
photo courtesy of

One Pot Meal

It’s always nice to toss everything into one pot and just let all the flavors meld together. Keto Beef Chili has all the flavor from the beef and seasons. The beans in traditional chili are just cheap filler to me anyways.

Big Beef Chili
Photo courtesy of

The toppings

This hearty Keto Beef Chili is topped off with sour cream, cheddar cheese, red onion or scallions. I also like to offer cilantro and chopped jalapeños if someone wants more heat. I place all the topping out for my guests to pick and chose what they want to add.

Freezes like a DREAM

Not that there will be much chili left over, but this chili freezes and reheats like a dream. I store in quart sized containers in my freezer for use at a later time. There’s nothing better than pulling out some chili on a rainy weeknight for a super easy dinner. Every one loves Keto Beef Chili and it’s so heart warming too.

Big Beef Chili

Keto Beef Chili

Don’t you love a good bowl of chili?…and you’ll never miss the beans of the traditional high carb stuff! Try my Keto Beef Chili and you won’t be disappointed.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, keto chili, keto dinner
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 342kcal
Author: The Kellie Kitchen


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 28 ounce tomatoes can petite diced
  • 1.5 cups beef broth plus more if needed
  • .5 tsp chili powder
  • .5 tsp salt
  • .5 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning


  • Heat olive oil over medium high heat. Stir in the onions and bell peppers and cook for 2-4 minutes. Add in the garlic, and cook about 1 minute.
  • Push onion mixture to the side in the stock pot and then add the ground beef to brown.
  • Once the ground beef has started to brown mix with onion mixture. Add in taco seasoning, chili powder, salt, pepper, canned tomatoes with juice, and tomato paste. Stir to fully combine.
  • Pour in beef stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for at least 1 hour, but up to 3 hours at a low simmer to thicken the chili.
  • Serve with garnish of chopped red onion, chopped cilantro, cheddar cheese, pickled jalapeños, and sour cream.


*you may want to add more beef broth to thin out your chili.


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 495mg | Potassium: 685mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1480IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 3mg
Tried this recipe?Tag it on Instagram! #thekelliekitchen

MEDICAL AND NUTRITION DISCLAIMER…Please note that I am not a medical or nutritional professional. I am simply recounting and sharing my own experiences on this blog. Nutritional break downs are done using a commercial nutrition calculator. Nothing I express here should be taken as medical advice and you should consult with your doctorbefore starting any diet or exercise program. I provide nutritional information for my recipes simply as a courtesy to my readers, this should never be construed as medical advice.

While the recipe included here is the creation of….All photos used in this blog post are to be credited to

(Visited 2,620 times, 1 visits today)

1 Comment

  1. Crystal George March 28, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles