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Easy Keto Chili (Low Carb) It’s Bean Less!

This recipe for easy keto chili is a bold chili that is full of Tex Mex flavor and simple to make.

Keto chili is what our family loves when it comes to comfort food. There is just something about a pot of chili being cooked that always brings everyone into my kitchen.

Any meal that uses Southwestern spices has the potential to win my family over and this low-carb chili is no different.


Since it’s a popular dish in our home I thought it was time I shared my keto-friendly chili recipe with you all. So if you’ve been wanting a chili recipe that is low in carbs, you’ve come to the right place. 

Why? Well because it’s not only delicious but simple to customize. It’s actually a recipe I shared long before I ever became a low carb keto food blogger with family and friends. 

If you’re a fan of the flavors that abound in Texas and Mexico, then make sure you also visit my Easy Keto Tex Mex Recipes.

Easy keto chili

Easy keto chili

Keto Chili Recipe

I am fully aware that there must be thousands of variations of chili. And I have no doubt that many of those are pretty grand. But are they all easy to execute? And are they a low carb chili recipe?

In my book, a recipe for keto chili not only needs to rival that of a high-carb chili but also needs to be made easily.

This is why my chili needs only for you to know how to brown some ground beef and onions, open a can of tomatoes and measure out ground spices.

If you have those cooking skills you can make my keto chili.

In fact, this is a recipe that I would teach anyone who wanted to learn how to cook. It’s that simple to master. Plus, a chili recipe makes a great economical meal.

I do believe that my easy keto chili is popular because I don’t t skimp on flavor. I use a fair amount of spices in my recipe because we like our chili to bold and chunky. 

This low carb chili isn’t necessarily spicy hot but it is full of delicious Tex Mex flavors. If you like a milder tasting chili you, of course, reduce the number of spices to suit your preference.

easy Keto Chili

Easy Keto Chili


Chili Without Beans (No Beans Chili)

My original family chili recipe called for kidney beans and although I still add them on occasion, adding beans will raise the carb-load too high to make it to our keto blog.

Is there such a thing as a recipe for low carb chili with beans? Not in my book. You just can’t ignore all the carbs that beans add to chili.

On average you are talking about 110g of carbohydrates per 1/2 cup of beans. If you take into account that one can of beans serves three people, that’s way too many carbs if your goal is to lose weight.

Adding beans to your keto chili defeats the purpose because it’s a sure way to be kicked out of ketosis.

So, the beans have been left out of my easy keto chili otherwise it would not be considered a low carb chili.

Sorry about this but I assure you, you won’t even miss the beans in my chili recipe.

If you decide to add beans to my keto chili feel free to do but do know that it’s no longer a low carb chili recipe.

I have no doubt that you will enjoy my low carb keto chili recipe. But don’t leave the site without also check out some of my other recipes that include a chili.

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My keto chili can be made on the stovetop or in a slow cooker easily. I’ve made it both ways countless times and it’s always a winner.

Allowing the chili to cook on low for several hours will produce a low carb chili that is packed with flavor. So if you’re a fan of slow-cookers, feel free to toss all the ingredients and let this low carb keto chili simmer on low for hours.

A great accompaniment to my low carb keto chili is my keto cornbread. If you haven’t tried my “corn” bread, do yourself a favor and do so. There is no cornmeal or corn in my recipe so it’s a great alternative.

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Easy Keto Chili

Easy Keto Chili

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

It's our family recipe for easy keto chili. This chili is packed with bold Tex-Mex flavors and still manages to be keto-friendly. Recipe includes instructions on how to make it in a slow cooker.


  • 1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion roughly chopped
  • 28 oz can crushed tomato
  • 1 cup of chopped cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder


  1. Brown the ground beef, onions, garlic
  2. Add the can of tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, water, and spices.
  3. Allow to simmer on medium low heat for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Alternatively you can cook this chili in slow cooker to do so refer to the notes section.
  5. This recipe double and freezes well.


Slow Cooker Instructions: Add all the ingredients into your slow cooker and break up the ground beef and then set to low. Your Keto Chili will be done in 4-6 hours based on your specific slow cooker.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 5.5gSaturated Fat: 1.9gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 577mgCarbohydrates: 7.3gNet Carbohydrates: 5.1gFiber: 2.2gSugar: 2.2gProtein: 24.3g

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