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Keto Chili

This recipe includes two things that I’m a big fan of, easy crock-pot (and Instant Pot) meals 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. This recipe is on a weekly rotation in our house, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Also, if you have an instant pot, you can make this chili in as little as 40 minutes – instructions are listed below! 

 

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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 Cups
Calories: 387kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 LB Ground Beef
  • 1 LB Ground Sausage regular or hot depending on preference
  • 1 Medium Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Medium 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
  • 3-4 Garlic Cloves minced ( or 1 TBSP Garlic powder, which is .8 net carb additional per serving)
  • 1/3 Cup of Water

Instructions

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

Keto Chili Instant Pot Cooking Instructions: Ready in 40 Mins!

Prep time: 5 mins / Cook Time: 35 Mins / Total: 40 Mins

  1. Press the “Sauté” button on the Instant Pot, and add the ground beef and sausage to the pot and cook until brown.
  2. Once meat is browned set Instant Pot to “keep warm/cancel”.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients into the Instant Pot and mix well. (No need to remove liquids as instructed in crock pot cooking method), then cover and lock the lid. Make sure the steam valve is closed.
  4. Select Bean/Chili setting (30 mins)
  5. Once the chili is done, the Instant Pot will automatically switch to the “Keep Warm” mode. Allow the pressure to release naturally or use the quick release.
  6. Stir chili before serving!

 

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78 Comments

  • Reply
    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!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      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.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      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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    Brittany
    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)

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 15, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      I generally buy organic from my local Safeway.

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    Connie
    November 18, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Suzanne,

    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.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 20, 2015 at 2:56 am

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

  • Reply
    Vince
    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!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      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!

    • Reply
      Eva
      February 7, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Amazing. I’m having trouble getting started. Have to get the husband on board so he doesn’t keep sabotaging my will power. Hearing how quickly you see results is a good kick n the pants for me. Here’s to cheering you on to your goal!

  • Reply
    Lloyd
    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 🙂
    Lloyd
    Canberra, Australia.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      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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    Rocchina
    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!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      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!

    • Reply
      Amber Siress
      February 27, 2016 at 2:40 am

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

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      February 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      Awesome! Thanks so much!

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    Justine
    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. 😄

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 12, 2016 at 6:02 am

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Claudia
    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.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm

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

      • Reply
        Shirley Benavidez
        May 2, 2018 at 3:23 am

        Omg Suzanne your recipes are fool proof and soooo delicious ! I’ve made your chili , peanut butter bites and pizza and although my preparation was hasty at times, they All turned out amazing . My hubby ate some of my chili too and he’s not on keto. I actually like this pizza versus regular pizza because I get full off one serving versus traditional pizza where I’m stuffed w carbs and eat 30 minutes later. Thank you for sharing your recipes

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    Alexandra
    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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    Maddy
    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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    Sarah
    February 21, 2017 at 9:22 am

    Looking forward to trying this! Looks so yummy 🙂 I am 6 weeks into Keto and have lost 12.2 pounds, for me that is amazing! considering I have PCOS/Endo.

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    Peg
    April 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    Just made this chili and we loved it! Question: if I double the recipe do you have a suggestion for how long to cook the double batch?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 31, 2017 at 11:39 pm

      The timing would be pretty similar as the meat is already cooked.

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    Alyssa Going
    April 21, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Hey! What kind of beef did you use? 80/20 or 85/15 or 90/10? Maybe it doesn’t totally matter that much? Just want to stick to the numbers you have. I’ve made this a few times before for my husband’s lunches and am making it again for him next week! Love it!!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 31, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      I usually use 80/20 or 85/15.

  • Reply
    Loreal
    May 22, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Will you ever make YouTube episodes if your recipes? Thanks!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      May 31, 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Yes, just need to find more time in the day! : )

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    Noelle Campbell
    October 19, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Screen shoted! Going to try! I feel almost guilty about making this it sounds to yummy!

  • Reply
    Mac
    October 23, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    This was my first “keto” meal and I can ONLY HOPE that most other keto recipes will be this delicious and satisfying!

    Used lean beef and hot sausage and bought the onion and bell pepper already chopped so it made this incredibly, silly easy.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much! Glad you loved it!

  • Reply
    John Solgat
    October 25, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    I’m going to try this but substitute venison instead of beef. How do you calculate macros for recipes?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      October 26, 2017 at 7:32 pm

      I use MyFitnessPal : )

  • Reply
    Wayne Young
    October 29, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Couldn’t help but notice there was no salt added to the recipe. Will it need salt?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 2, 2017 at 1:28 am

      I don’t think it does, but feel free to add it to taste!

  • Reply
    Casey
    November 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    Hi! Excited to make this! I see net carbs but do you know the total carbs?

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      11.4g total due to tomato paste mostly.

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    Donnamj
    November 14, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    I like to add baby portabella mushrooms, celery and small zucchini chopped small.. Don’t miss the beans that way! It was a major hit with all my family, even the non Keto members.

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    Marietta Ashcraft
    November 25, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    I don’t know why I’m so confused about this, but what type of sausage did you use in this Keto Chili recipe….Italian, Jimmy Dean, etc?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      November 25, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      You can use any type you like! Jimmy dean regular sausage works just fine!

  • Reply
    Basil
    December 11, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Hi Suzanne. I am trying to keep my protein low as well as low carbs. Any suggestions? I could just leave out the sausage or just cut down on the meat but the protein adds up very quickly too. Cheers and well done!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      December 14, 2017 at 5:16 am

      Honestly, its all about meal planning if you want to hit specific macros! Thanks for your support!

  • Reply
    Tonya
    December 17, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    This may sound silly but what type of sausage did you use?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 10, 2018 at 4:01 am

      I generally use just regular mild sausage.

  • Reply
    John
    January 3, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    This is very helpful thanks for this.

  • Reply
    Tracy Cook
    January 12, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    I don’t care for sausage , can you just use all ground beef? or should I add a different meat for more flavor?
    Thank you!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 10, 2018 at 3:58 am

      Hamburger meat is just fine!

  • Reply
    Robin Boland
    January 14, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Made Keto chili today. Best keto recipe I’ve made to date.

    Thank you. Even hubby gobbled it up.

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 10, 2018 at 3:58 am

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Theresa
    January 15, 2018 at 12:37 am

    If I don’t like sausage could I use another pound of hamburger or something in place of it ?

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 10, 2018 at 3:58 am

      You can use just hamburger for sure, the macros will just change a bit.

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    Diahanne
    January 17, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    I made the chili today and it was delicious. I didn’t substitute anything or add any salt and it was perfect. The sour cream is a must and adds a nice, cool balance. I can’t wait to try your other recipes from the book. Thank you!

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    Gina Holbrook
    January 26, 2018 at 12:35 am

    I decided to go on Keto not having a lot of information. I bought your book and made this recipe—it was so good! I have gone back and watched your videos and have been so inspired by you. Thank you for sharing your experience and your knowledge you’ve gained.

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    Gina Holbrook
    January 26, 2018 at 12:41 am

    I made this in the instant pot just sauté my mean, onions, pepper, and garlic. Drained then added all other ingredients and cooked on soup for 5 minutes. It was perfect.

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    Alex Rentas
    February 3, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    I absolutely love this chili!!! I add Adobo and Sazon seasoning, basically the two most important seasonings to Puerto Ricans, when I cook the meat. I also add a tablespoon of Sofrito to the chili mix. I’ve won two chili cook-offs with this mix!!!! Hahaha I call it Boricua Keto Chili! Thank you so much. 🙂

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    Denise
    February 5, 2018 at 12:42 am

    I added fire roasted tomatoes to give it a smoky taste!

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    Deb
    February 5, 2018 at 2:27 am

    This was bomb!! I omitted the bell pepper due to digestion issues and substituted diced mushrooms.. also added 1tbl Worcestershire sauce and upped the chili powder. Topped with diced avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro. It’s a keeper for sure!

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      Deb
      February 5, 2018 at 2:28 am

      I also cooked this in my instant pot for 30 mins instead of crock pot

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    Marjorie
    April 2, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Loved the Keto chili! Was a hit with my hubby as well. The recipe says it makes 6 servings, but what is a serving size? I’ve noted several of the recipes don’t indicate a specific serving size.
    Please help! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Suzanne
      April 10, 2018 at 3:46 am

      1 cup! : )

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    Maria
    April 13, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Made this today and it was delicious. Unfortunately, I only had a 28oz can of diced tomatoes, so I used the whole thing, which likely added a few extra carbs. Because of the extra tomatoes, I increased the spices a bit. It was really delicious and I will definitely make this again. My husband enjoyed two helpings. Reluctantly, I stopped at one serving.

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    Jessica
    April 18, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    This chili was great! I made it with 3 lbs ground turkey and 2 cans of diced tomatoes but kept everything else the same. It turned out super chunky and meaty; it was wonderful and very easy! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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    Vicki
    April 22, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    First, I love the book!!! Made the chili tonight, didn’t have cumin so I just added extra chili powder. I prefer a little spicier so I will get spicy chili powder. My usual chili has bacon and lot so beans. I added a can of soy black beans (1 net carb/serving) and my son asked to add bacon next time we have it. Thanks so much for you recipes and sharing your story.

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    Jeanne
    April 29, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    I bought the spiral bound book and love it. Just started last Tuesday so have lost 4.8# in less than a week.
    I made this chili last night and had some over a hot dog. So good!!! Love the creamed spinach recipe also. Lots more bookmarked to make.
    I love your book and with it I have already lost the cravings for carbs.

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    Chalom
    May 6, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Made this last night it was delicious!! I will definitely be making it again I substituted organic chicken sausage & organic ground turkey & added a dash of avocado oil & cinnamon

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    Greg Prokop
    May 27, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I started the Keto Diet Jan. 1, 2018.
    I weighted 235 lbs.
    By April 1 2018 I weighed 192lbs.
    Easy. Never hungry. Dessert!
    I’m so happy! So easy.
    My wife has lost over 20 lbs too.

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    Christina
    May 31, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Looking forward to making this meal and my whole family can eat it a bonus!! Thanks for posting it.

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    Kristy
    November 24, 2018 at 11:29 pm

    Made this tonight with hot sausage and a can of fire roasted dices tomatoes with chipotle peppers… so easy in the Instant Pot and delicious! Thanks for the recipe and inspiration over the years!!

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    Carla
    December 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I like it! The first time I made it, I was in a hurry and cooked it in the pressure cooker–still very good. Today, I’m not in a rush, but I think I’ll use the pressure cooker anyway. Patience isn’t one of my best virtues. I appreciate your Simply Keto book that helped me get started. I’ve lost 23 lb. in just shy of 11 weeks. Only 17 lb. to go! Last week, my daughter called to thank me for telling my granddaughter, who told her mother, that I was losing weight with keto. She checked it out, online, and lost 15 lb. in 3 weeks. Of course, she’s thrilled. Thanks for your help, Suzanne!

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