Low-Carb Chili: A Keto-Friendly, Gluten-Free Recipe

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Chili is a classic comfort food that many people love, but traditional recipes often include high-carb ingredients like beans.

This Low-Carb Chili recipe is a perfect solution for those following a keto or gluten-free diet.

Packed with rich flavors and wholesome ingredients, this chili will satisfy your cravings without breaking your dietary restrictions.

Easy to make and incredibly delicious, it’s an ideal meal for family dinners, meal prep, or a cozy night in.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, avocado slices


Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.

Add the diced onion and garlic, sautéing until they become fragrant and translucent, about 3-4 minutes.

Add the ground beef and ground pork to the pot, breaking them up with a spoon, and cook until browned.

Stir in the diced green and red bell peppers and cook for an additional 5 minutes until they start to soften.

Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef broth, stirring to combine.

Season the mixture with chili powder, ground cumin, smoked paprika, dried oregano, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.

Bring the chili to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30-40 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.

Adjust the seasoning to taste before serving.

Serve the chili hot with your choice of optional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions, or avocado slices.

Nutritional Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 320
  • Total Fat: 22g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 75mg
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 4g
  • Protein: 23g


1. Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef and pork?

Yes, ground turkey is a leaner alternative that works well in this recipe. It will slightly alter the flavor but still be delicious.

2. How can I make this chili spicier?

To increase the heat, add more cayenne pepper or include diced jalapeños when cooking the onions and garlic.

3. Can I make this chili in a slow cooker?

Absolutely. Brown the meat and sauté the onions and garlic first, then transfer all ingredients to a slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

4. How should I store leftovers?

Store any leftover chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. It can also be frozen for up to 3 months.

5. What can I serve with this low-carb chili?

Serve this chili with a side of cauliflower rice, a simple green salad, or keto-friendly bread to complete your meal.

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