This is one keto chili recipe you can make and enjoy all year long!

This low carb chili is chock full of seasoned beef, onions, bell peppers, zucchini, and tomatoes.

This easy stovetop recipe makes a quick and delicious lunch or dinner!

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Delish Keto Chili

  • A keto staple! This no-bean, low-carb chili should be a staple for anyone looking to go high-protein, low-carb, and flavor-intense!
  • One pot, meat and veggies, and a handful of seasonings are all it takes to get this recipe on the table. Even leftovers taste better the next day!
  • Versatile! This is a great recipe for tossing in leftover meats, veggies, and cheeses for extra flavor and texture!

Ingredients and Variations

Meat – Ground beef, turkey, or leftover steak make for a good base for homemade keto chili. Make a white version using chicken, or pump up the veggies and add twice the meat in this stovetop version.

Sauce – Beef stock and a can of tomatoes make a simple sauce for homemade chili. For a thicker stew, add some pasta or marinara sauce, but check the labels for a low-sugar option!

Vegetables – Besides basic bell peppers and zucchini, consider adding mushrooms, fresh or frozen cauliflower florets, and even a bag of low-carb frozen veggie mix!

Seasonings – Spice it up outside of a dash of chili powder and try this easy DIY taco blend, or this spicy southwest seasoning.

Variations – Add green chiles, jalapenos, sliced black olives, and a dollop of sour cream, salsa, or guacamole!

How to Make Keto Chili

  1. Brown ground beef with onion and garlic. Drain.
  2. Add vegetables and chili powder and cook until the peppers are soft.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and simmer until thick.
  4. Serve hot with a dollop of sour cream or shredded Mexican cheese.

Tips for the Best Chili!

  • For the ultimate low carb spread, begin with some tasty jalapeno poppers, then add some Keto biscuits to soak up all those savory juices, and round it out with a keto caesar salad.
  • Make batches and freeze them for future main dishes and easy, protein-fueled lunches!
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Keep leftover keto chili in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Freeze portions for up to one month and thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating on the stovetop or in the microwave.

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Keto Chili Recipe

This Keto chili recipe has wholesome ingredients simmered in a tomato, beef broth base for a stovetop chili that everyone will love!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly



  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 green pepper diced
  • ½ red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small zucchini shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 14 ounces diced tomatoes undrained
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons tomato paste


  • Brown ground beef, onion and garlic in a large saucepan until no pink remains.  Drain fat.
  • Stir in peppers, zucchini, and chili powder. Cook until pepper begins to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Add diced tomatoes, beef stock, tomato sauce and tomato paste, then simmer until thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Garnish as desired.



  • Simmer chili on the stovetop to help thicken and intensify the flavors.
  • Garnish as desired with toppings such as shredded cheese, tomatoes, jalapenos, and green onions.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 759mg | Potassium: 1245mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1770IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American

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  1. This looks amazing and I plan to try it.! I, personally, will add black soy beans for texture. In chili, they taste like the real thing, without all the carbs.

  2. 16 carbs hard to believe is this correct? I would really like to try this recipe but am afraid of the number of carbs

    1. Hi Vicky, this recipe does have 16 carbs per serving. The majority of these are coming from the tomato products (a 14 oz can of diced tomatoes has approximately 16 carbs and a cup of tomato sauce has approximately 13 carbs). For the most accurate information I recommend using an online calculator such as MyFitnessPal.