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Beef chili in a blue ceramic bowl with cilantro, lime wedge, shredded cheese and sour cream on top.
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5 from 2 votes

No bean keto chili

This no bean keto chili recipe is my favorite low carb comfort food for colder days. It’s a warming and very satisfying meal with the perfect vegetables-to-meat ratio that can be made in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy chili, No bean chili, One pot meal
Servings: 6
Calories: 351kcal


  • 650 g lean ground beef (1.5lb)
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt
  • 800 g strained tomatoes (28oz)
  • 2 tsp chipotle paste
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter


  • Sour cream
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Shredded cheese of your choice, I use Gouda cheese
  • Avocado, choped
  • Lime wedges


  • Melt the butter in a deep pot over a medium-high heat, add the garlic and onions, and cook until slightly browned. Then, add the bell peppers and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pot and crumble it using a spatula. Add all spices, salt to taste, and cook until the beef is browned.
  • When the ground beef is completely browned, add the strained tomatoes and chipotle paste and stir well. 
  • Bring the chili to a light simmer, taste it, and add extra salt if needed. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover the pot with a lid, and let it cook for 20 min.
  • Serve hot with some sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped avocados, cilantro, and lime wedges.


Omit sour cream and cheese to make this recipe Paleo-friendly.
NET CARBS: 11g (nutrition information dosn't include toppings)


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 18g | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 3.5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1311IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 4mg