1st Place Low Carb Chili

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Everyone loves a good chili recipe in the fall! One thing I’ve learned about chili over the years is that it’s kind of like BBQ. Every region of the country has their specialty and they stick to it. Wouldn’t it be fun to travel around the nation on a big ‘ol chili journey? Food + travel = heaven!

The only place I traveled to for this recipe was my kitchen. Womp womb. BUT the recipe more than makes up for it! Before we started eating low carb, I made chili all the time. I never measured anything, in try Southern Grandma fashion, but it was always SO GOOD.



I adapted my personal chili recipe to make it low carb, entered it into a chili cook-off, and I WON!!! This chili took FIRST PLACE amongst non-keto-low-carb-eaters. Can you believe that? It’s so good no one knew it was healthy!

The great thing about chili is that it’s so versatile! It’s comforting, warm, and perfect for game days! Plus, chili is one of the easiest and least expensive meals you can make and it’s packed with flavor!

This chili is bean free but very hearty! Put it on top of hot dogs, make pork rind nachos, or serve it with my famous (no seriously, it’s a viral one) Keto Cornbread Muffins! If you have extras, you can freeze it and stock your freezer for later this winter.


1st Place Low Carb Chili

November 5, 2017
: 6
: 10 min
: 2 hr
: 2 hr 10 min
: Easy


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 28 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp cumin
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 Over MED heat, saute pepper and onion until slightly tender.
  • 2 Add ground beef and cook until no longer pink. Break up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.
  • 3 Add beef mixture to pot (drain grease if desired).
  • 4 Add spices, tomatoes, and water.
  • 5 If using Instant Pot: cook on HIGH for 15 minutes and MR steam.
  • 6 If using crock-pot, cook on HIGH for 2 hours or LOW for 4 hours.


Freeze your leftovers! Pour into ziplock bag, squeeze out extra air, and lay flat in your freezer. This saves space and helps it thaw quicker when ready to reheat.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 149.4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.6g 26%
Saturated Fat 7.2g 36%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 58.3mg 19%
Sodium 679.3mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 13.2g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 18%
Sugars 5.5g
Protein 15.2g 30%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Please note that macros were calculated using My Fitness Pal and the brands referenced. Altering ingredients or brands can change the macros for the recipe. Please verify your macros in a tracker to insure accuracy.



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