Keto Chili Con Carne

a top down view of a bowl of classic chili con carne and colorful plates of low carb cheesy jalapeno cornbread

5 from 4 reviews

This recipe is a low carb and Keto take on the classic chili con carne. And each bowl has just 236 calories and 3g net carbs.


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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup orange or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound of ground beef
  • 16 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 16 oz water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper


Step 1.  Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet and heat over Medium heat.  Add garlic, bell peppers, onions, and garlic and cook until translucent, 2-3 minutes.  Remove the vegetables from the skillet and set aside.step 1 saute onions, yellow bell pepper and garlic

Step 2.  Add remaining olive oil to the pan and heat over Medium-High heat.  Add ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, 3-4 minutes.step 3 brown 1 pound of beef

Step 3.  Mix together all spices in a small bowl.step 3 mix together chili spice  

Step 4.  Add vegetables, tomato sauce, spice mix, and water (use the tomato sauce can to measure it).  Bring the chili to a low boil.step 4 combine all ingredients

Step 5.  Simmer for 10 minutes.step 5 simmer the chili for 10 minutes  


Keywords: Low Carb Chili Con Carne, Keto Chili Con Carne, Paleo Chili Con Carne