Our Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili) is perfect football food for game day, and it’s hearty for a fall or winter dinner. Leftovers reheat well, and this also freezes well!

Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili) on Vintage Tray

Similar to BBQ sauce and different kinds of pizza, chili is one of those dishes that has a ton of regional variations around the US. A few different varieties include: Chili Con Carne (no beans), Vegan Chili (no beef), White Chili (made with chicken and white beans), and Cincinnati Chili (chili meat sauce served on a bed of spaghetti and optionally topped with cheese, onions, and beans).

To keep the carbs down in our Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe, we skip the beans (you won’t even miss them!). We use a combination of ground beef and ground sausage to pack a ton of flavor. And we don’t skimp on the vegetables! Our low carb chili has garlic, celery, onion, and tomato paste. We use our own perfect “chili blend” of spices: chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. If you want to bump up the heat level, feel free to add cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to taste.

Beef Chili

Some beef chili recipes call for stew meat, which basically results in a beef stew that’s chili flavored. These types of chili are sometimes referred to as Chili Con Carne, Texas Chili, or Steak Chili.

However, the most common type of beef chili uses ground beef in combination with some kind of beans, usually kidney beans, black beans, or pinto beans. This kind of chili usually has a tomato-based sauce that is spiced with chili powder and cumin, as well as other spices.

We wanted a low carb chili, so we skipped the beans…but our version isn’t lacking in flavor!

Low Carb Chili Recipe

Our Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili) uses both ground beef and sausage to bump up the flavor. However, we passed on the beans to keep this dish keto-friendly! With a few different vegetables and lots of spices for depth of flavor, we think this will easily become your new favorite chili recipe.

How to Make Chili

Beef chili has a fairly simple ingredient list, and it’s easy to make! In fact, it’s so easy to whip up, it’s a great meal to start with if you want to get your kids more involved with cooking. (Just remember to supervise them, especially when they’re using a knife, if they’re handling raw meat, or if they’re around the heat source.)

Ingredients in Our Low Carb Chili:

  • Avocado oil
  • 85% lean ground beef
  • Italian sausage
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Yellow Onion
  • Beef bone broth
  • Tomato paste
  • Chili powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Cumin
  • Turmeric
  • Black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro

Chili Seasoning

Chili seasoning blends can vary by brand (if you’re buying store-bought) and recipe (if you’re making homemade). Most have a combination of the following spices:

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Cayenne pepper or crushed red pepper flakes (to bump up the heat)
  • And sometimes the following: paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper

Methods to Make Chili

Chili is one of those easy-to-make really forgiving recipes that turns out equally delicious when it’s made on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, or in a pressure cooker.

Stovetop Chili – Using Our Ingredient List Below

  1. Heat the oil in a 5-quart pot over medium-high to high heat. Add the beef, sausage, celery, and onion, and cook until the meat is browned and the vegetables are staring to soften, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  2. Stir in the broth, tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Bring up to a boil, and then cover the pot and turn the heat down to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

Crockpot Chili (Slow Cooker Chili) – Using Our Ingredient List Below

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on the stovetop over medium-high to high heat. Add the beef, sausage, celery, and onion, and cook until the meat is browned and the vegetables are staring to soften, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Transfer the meat and vegetable mixture to a slow cooker.
  2. Stir in the broth, tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Cook on LOW for 5 to 6 hours, or on HIGH for 3 hours.
  3. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

Instant Pot Chili (Pressure Cooker Chili)

Please see our Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe below for full instructions on how to make chili in an Instant Pot.

More Low Carb Football Food Recipes with Beef that are Also Perfect for Autumn or Winter Dinners:

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Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili)

Our Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili) is perfect football food for game day, and it’s hearty for a fall or winter dinner. Leftovers reheat well, and this also freezes well!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Beef Chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 405 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 lb 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage (hot or mild; bulk or removed from casing)
  • 6 large cloves garlic crushed
  • 6 large stalks celery chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 5 cups beef bone broth
  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Fresh cilantro for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Turn pressure cooker on, press “Sauté”, and wait 2 minutes for the pot to heat up. Add the oil, beef, and sausage, and cook until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to break up the meat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly. Press “Cancel” to stop sautéing.
  2. Stir in the celery, onion, broth, tomato paste, chili powder, oregano, cumin, turmeric, and black pepper. Turn the pot on Manual, High Pressure for 5 minutes and then do a quick release.
  3. Serve garnished with fresh cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs: 6g per serving

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 405 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 717mg 30%
Potassium 657mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 15.1%
Vitamin C 10.2%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 17.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Low Carb Beef Chili Recipe (Beanless Chili) with Description

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