meaty keto chili
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Meaty Keto Chili

This is absolutely the best keto chili on the internet. 
A few of the techniques I am using here I learned from my obsessive “Americas Test Kitchen” watching. We bloom the spices to bring out the flavor and we brown the ground beef in spices to pull a meatier flavor out.
This recipe does also work in a Crock-Pot; But it tastes way better if you take the time to follow the steps :-)
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Keto, Main Course
Cuisine: Keto
Keyword: chili
Servings: 8 Servings (1.25c each)
Calories: 467kcal
Author: Tara Wright



  • In a medium sized dutch oven or pan, heat ½ cup avocado oil for a few minutes until it shimmers.
  • Now, we will “bloom” our spices. This is a very easy cooking trick that will transform the flavor of this dish exponentially! We’re just going to add all of the ground spices to the avocado oil and cook the spices in the oil for a few minutes.
  • Next, add the chopped onion, red bell pepper, jalapenos and garlic cloves. Simmer for approximately 5 minutes or until the onions begin to turn translucent. Add the diced sausage links and cook for 5 minutes.
  • We’re now ready to brown the beef in all of these amazing flavors. Add half of your ground beef, working in chunks. Use your spoon to chop up the beef into small pieces. Add the Coconut Aminos. Cook for 3-5 minutes and then repeat with the other half of your hamburger.
  • Cook hamburger for an additional 10 minutes or until no pink remains.
  • Finally, we’re ready to add the tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Add these to the simmering pan and stir them in carefully.
  • Simmer your chili for 1-2 hours on low heat.
  • Garnish your completed keto dinner with real sour cream & shredded cheese.


Notes: In the winter months when fresh produce isn’t as easy to come by, we used the dried counterparts. This is also a great “cheat” for those of you who don’t enjoy chopping! I fully encourage you to embrace these small cheats to make cooking keto easier!
You could further reduce the carb count of this keto chili by cutting the tomato paste and tomatoes by half.
Nutrition facts are provided as estimates only.


Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 825mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1400IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 4.5mg