Do you love classic chilli, but avoid it because it contains too many carbs? We do, too. That’s why we made a chilli recipe that you can eat while on the keto diet.
We developed a lower-carb version of classic chilli con carne for you. Our chilli with cauliflower rice will be your favorite dinner. If you don’t have time to make cauliflower rice, then you can buy “riced” cauliflower at the store.
You need to buy high-quality beef mince or you can make it by yourself from a nice piece of grass fed beef. You will also need olive oil, onion, garlic flakes, hot sauce, fresh tomatoes, organic tomato pure, cauliflower rice and fresh chilli.
You can make your own cauliflower rice at home by grating a head of cauliflower and boiling it until it’s soft. Then you can remove the excess liquid from the rice by dabbing it with a paper towel or using a steel fine mesh strainer.
This chili recipe uses cauliflower in place of beans to enhance its texture and help keep you full. You won’t have to cook your cauliflower as long as you would beans, so this will save you time when making this recipe.
Cauliflower is an excellent vegetable to add to your diet no matter what diet you follow. Cruciferous vegetables can be hard to digest for some people, but the cooking process should help.
Research shows that cauliflower can help protect against human cancers (1). Despite being low in calories and carbs, cauliflower is very nutrient-dense. A one-cup serving contains grams of carbs (2 grams net carbs), 3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and 77% of the RDV of vitamin C (2).
It’s also a good source of antioxidants and contains anti-inflammatory properties that may help protect against high blood pressure, stroke, myocardial infarction, and atherosclerosis (3). Because it’s high in fiber, cauliflower can help promote regularity, keep you full, and help manage blood sugar levels.
To make, cook the onions in a pan on the stove and add spices. Stir in the beef mince and cook until brown. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve this recipe on top of riced cauliflower or another low-carb vegetable. The flavors in this recipe will only become more prominent the longer it sits, so don’t be afraid to eat some for leftovers tomorrow!
You can play with how hot you like your chilli by leaving the seeds in the fresh chillies or adding a pinch of dried chilli flakes.
Also, you can make this recipe ahead of time and eat the leftovers for lunch and dinner throughout the week. The flavors develop and the texture becomes richer and your chilli becomes tastier on the next day. You can also freeze your leftovers and eat them over the next few months.
Let’s Do It!
To make, start by heating a teaspoon of olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add diced onion and cook for 2 minutes or until soft.
Then add beef mince and garlic flakes and cook for five minutes more and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in chopped tomatoes, hot sauce, tomato paste and chilli powder, simmer on low for 15 minutes.
While the chilli is simmering, prepare the cauliflower rice according to the package instructions if it’s not already cooked.
Divide cauliflower rice between serving bowls, top with prepared chilli and serve sprinkled with sliced fresh chilli.
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- Cheesy White Chicken Chili Keto Soup
- Chicken Enchiladas with Cheese Tortilla Wraps
- Mexican Tacos with Cheese Shells
Keto Chilli with Cauliflower Rice
- In a frying pan over medium-high heat, add olive oil in then add onion and stir around for 2 minutes.
- Add ground beef and minced garlic (or garlic flakes). Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes more.
- Stir in hot sauce, chopped tomatoes, tomato paste or puree, and chilli powder. Let this chili simmer on low heat for 15 minutes. Season with more salt and pepper if needed.
- Serve with cauliflower rice, sprinkled with sliced fresh chilli.