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Keto Spicy Beef Chili

Keto Spicy Beef Chili Low Carb Recipe

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This tasty keto beef chili recipe comes from the southwest territory of USA and north of Mexico. This delicious food is considered the official dish in those places, and the main ingredient, beef, and the hot flavor and spices are important facts for this dish.

Some beef chili recipes have beans, which are not part of the keto diet. I have made this chili dish low carb with the addition of Tex-Mex hot flavor for you to enjoy.

For a complete keto meal with a side, you might want to try my Keto Chili Con Carne with Cauliflower Rice recipe.

The amount of chili and hot spices used in this recipe is entirely up to you. Add more if you like it spicy or reduce if you prefer something mild and not too hot.

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How to Make Low Carb Beef Chili

Prepare all the ingredients before starting to cook:

beef chili ingredients

Mince the garlic cloves. Chop the onion finely.

Remove the seeds from the chipotle chili (can be pickled, dried or fresh chili peppers), and cut up in little squares.

Turn the stove on medium-high heat. Pour olive oil in a large cooking pot (large enough to add all the ingredients).

When the oil is hot, add garlic and onion and sauté until it is soft (about 1 minute).

saute garlic and onion

Add ground beef in and saute with salt and pepper. Cook it for about 8 minutes until the beef is browned.

making ground beef chili

Then add the chopped chipotle pepper in and mix very well. Proceed to add the tomato paste (or marinara sauce), beef broth and the rest of the spices. Add more salt if needed.

Let the mixture boil then turn the heat to minimum and let simmer for 20 minutes and stir occasionally. Add more water if needed.

add tomato sauce and beef broth

Once done, serve with a low carb salad or leafy greens. Add cilantro, cheddar cheese and sour cream on top (optional).

If you love eating beef, try these low-carb beef recipes for lunch and dinner.

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Keto Spicy Beef Chili

This delicious and spicy low-carb beef chili will be your favorite keto meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword beef chili, keto beef chili, keto chili, low carb chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 475kcal
Author Tanya K.


Topping (optional)

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 avocado sliced


  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, add olive oil in. Once the oil is hot, add minced garlic and chopped onion in. Cook until it becomes soft.
  • Add beef in along with salt and pepper. Saute for 8 minutes until the meat is cooked.
  • Add the chopped chipotle in and mix very well. Add marinara sauce (or tomato paste), beef broth and the rest of the spices.
  • Bring to boil then simmer on low for 20 minutes. Make sure to stir occasionally to avoid burning and sticking at the bottom. Add more water to obtain desired consistency if needed.
  • You can serve this with cheddar cheese and sour cream on a bed of leafy greens or a low carb side.


*to reduce the amount of carbs, use less spices.


Nutrition Facts
Keto Spicy Beef Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 475 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 92mg31%
Sodium 1100mg46%
Potassium 674mg19%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1235IU25%
Vitamin C 7.4mg9%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQ and Cooking Tips

What is a good beef for chili?

A good beef for chili is chuck roast or ground beef, as they are flavorful and become tender when slow-cooked. I use ground beef for this recipe because it is much easier and quicker to prepare this meal.

What is the difference between chili and chili con carne?

Chili generally refers to a spicy stew containing chili peppers, meat, and often tomatoes and beans. “Chili con carne,” which translates to “chili with meat,” specifically emphasizes the inclusion of meat, traditionally beef, in the dish, distinguishing it from vegetarian or bean-only versions.

How do you increase the flavor of beef in chili?

To enhance the flavor of beef in chili, brown the ground beef thoroughly before adding other herbs and spices ingredients, use beef broth or bone broth instead of water, incorporate umami-rich ingredients like tomato paste, soy sauce, and let the chili simmer for an extended period to meld the flavors.

Does chili get better the longer it cooks?

Yes, chili often improves in flavor the longer it cooks, as the extended simmering allows the ingredients to meld together and develop a deeper, richer taste. When simmering, make sure you have enough water or bone broth so it doesn’t burn. Another way I think you can try is to allow the chili rest or refrigerating it overnight which can further enhance its flavors, making it even more delicious when reheated the next day.

What to serve with beef chili on keto?

On a keto diet, you can serve beef chili with low-carb sides such as cauliflower rice, keto-friendly cornbread, a fresh green salad, sliced avocado, or topped with shredded cheese and sour cream.

How to store leftover beef chili

You can store leftover beef chili in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can also freeze the chili for up to 2-3 months for longer storage. Before storing, make sure you let the chili to cool to room temperature.

How to reheat beef chili

To reheat beef chili, transfer it to a pot and warm over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until heated through. If reheating from frozen, thaw the chili in the refrigerator overnight before warming. Alternatively, you can use a microwave, stirring every 2 minutes, until hot.

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