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Keto Chili

This recipe includes two things that I’m a big fan of; crock-pots and chili! I love being able to quickly toss some fresh ingredients into the slow cooker in the morning, and have a nice and easy dinner in the evening. I hope you all enjoy this recipe, and be sure to let me know what you think!

Keto Chili

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 Cups

Serving Size: 1 Cup

Calories per serving: 387

Fat per serving: 24g

Carbs per serving: 7.2g net

Protein per serving: 33.5g

Keto Chili

Macros will vary depending on the brands that you purchase, so be sure to look for the lowest carb options with the tomato paste, diced tomatoes in tomato sauce, and sausage.


  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • 1 LB Ground Hot Italian Sausage (Use mild sausage if you don't like spicy food!)
  • 1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/2 Large Yellow Onion, Chopped
  • 1 can of Diced Tomatoes in Tomato Juice (14.5oz)
  • 1 can Tomato Paste (6oz)
  • 1 TBSP Chili Powder (May need to use more if you choose a mild sausage)
  • 1/2 TBSP Ground Cumin
  • 2-3 Bay Leaves
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves, minced ( or 1 TBSP Garlic powder, which is .8 net carb additional per serving)
  • 1/3 Cup of Water


  1. Brown the sausage and ground beef.
  2. Drain and save half of the fat.
  3. Place the cooked sausage and ground beef into the crockpot
  4. Add half of the fat drippings and all other ingredients into the crockpot and mix well.
  5. Place the lid on the crockpot, set on low, and cook for 6-8 hours.
  6. Plate and top with sour cream, cheese and green onions, if you like. (Toppings not included in listed macros)
  7. Enjoy!

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    Rachel Payne
    October 22, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Looks great, and do-able! We eat a lot of chili in my household. I have been holding off the chili tradition to find a Keto version that is as easy as our non-Keto version. I think this just might do! Will let you know how it works for me. I appreciate you sharing!

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      October 26, 2015 at 4:36 am

      Awesome, I hope you enjoy!

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    Sheri Fisher
    October 23, 2015 at 2:44 am

    I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed watching your progress. I watch your updates every Monday during my morning coffee. You are very inspiring! In fact I have decided to give keto another go. So thanks and keep it up.

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      October 26, 2015 at 4:36 am

      Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that you’re giving it another try! Let me know how it goes!

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    October 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Hi! I’m currently on Keto…and have been finding it quite difficult! Thanks to your video’s I think I can start to cook something that tastes good! haha
    Question: tomato paste, diced tomatoes in tomato sauce, and sausage, what brands did you use?? And where did you get them? (i.e trader joes, whole foods…etc)

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    November 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm


    I am making this tonight. However, I am using Chicken thigh meat cut into small cubes. I am sure it will be tasty. I have followed your journey and admire your truth and honesty. Not just with the followers but with yourself. You are amazing and strong.

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      November 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

      Aw, thank you so much! That really means the world to me!

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    November 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Saw the article that you lost 16 Stone! Amazing!
    Started a week ago and lost 8 lbs. I was stunned!!
    Going to try your recipes and put this puppy into overdrive.
    My goal is to lose 100 more lbs.
    You are a nice inspiration
    Keep up the great work!!

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      November 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

      Thank you so much! Congrats on your weight loss, you’ll be at 100 in no time!! Just stay consistent and the results will follow!

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    December 1, 2015 at 9:04 am

    G’day Suzanne!
    I’ve been on the keto diet for just short of a year. I’ve lost 25kg (55?lbs) but I’ve been disappointed with my overall progress (slow) – do you plan you meals? I think that’s my problem – I keep low carb but my overal calories are too high 🙁 I am making your chili tonight and I’ll have a good read of your website. Congratulations on your progress – you must feel like a new person 🙂
    Canberra, Australia.

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      January 4, 2016 at 6:12 am

      Thank you so much. I personally feel that it will always be important to check on the calories in vs out…so maybe try lowering your caloric intake and see how it goes. Also make sure that your protein intake isn’t too high. Checking your ketones will be helpful to see how you’re doing.

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    February 8, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I made this chili yesterday for Super Bowl and it was amazing!!!! I don’t miss the beans at all and enjoyed the taste of you recipe over the traditional ones. I don’t miss the beans at all!!! I’ve enjoyed watching your progress and your successes. You are an inspiration to so many!!

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      February 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

      So glad you liked it! Thank you!

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    Amber Siress
    February 27, 2016 at 2:29 am

    Just made this and it’s delicious! I used ground turkey instead of ground beef and I so wished I had doubled it! 🙂 thank you for the recipe!

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      Amber Siress
      February 27, 2016 at 2:40 am

      Oh and I cooked it on the stovetop because I didn’t have time.

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      February 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Awesome! Thanks so much!

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    April 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    This is fabulous… So easy to make ( I don’t have a slow cooker – I just let it simmer really low for the time period). My husband loves this, it’s his favoutrite meal! I must say I love all your recipes, they are quick, easy, yum and always turn out. 😄

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      April 12, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you so much!

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    April 25, 2016 at 10:45 am

    Thank you for another great recipe! I made a double batch and ate it all week!

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    Sheila bishop
    September 6, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Suzanne, I made this recipe after seeing it in a magazine. The only problem was there were no counts for anything in the magazine so not knowing about this site first I wrote down everything and did the math myself. You can imagine my horror
    when I came up with 21 carbs a serving. Then I happened to find your ketokarma and found the recipe here and you only have about 7 carbs a serving. I’m assuming you are subtracting fiber and netting the carbs. I read I wasn’t suppose to do that on the Keto diet. I just started 4 days ago so needless to say I’m a little confused. The tomato paste and diced tomatoes were where most of the carbs came from but not sure if it has that much fiber overall.

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      October 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm

      Hey there. Yes, I count net carbs. Fiber minus total carbs.

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    November 2, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    I just made this chili tonight with some modifications for my family. I omitted the bell pepper since my husband doesn’t like it, and I used Mexene chili powder (so good!) without bay leaves or cumin because I didn’t have them. I also added about a tablespoon of Truvia to the pot. It is so delicious and filling and was a hit with the family! Congratulations on all your personal successes. I have struggled to lose weight for years, always failing and always feeling like nothing I tried mattered because I would eventually fail again. I started keto this summer, and fell off a couple times, but am about a month in to the most recent attempt. My hunger is usually at bay, I feel happier with myself, and just feel better overall. Thank you for all the inspiration!

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    November 3, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    This chili recipe is so amazing!!!! I finally printed, went to the store and came home and fixed it. Very very delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing it.

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