Celebrate Game Day with this hearty Beef Chili Recipe! This Low Carb Chili Recipe is full of flavor, perfect for warming you up on cold winter days and is especially great for a potluck party! (scroll to the bottom for the printable chili recipe and short how-to video.)
Thank you to P&G for sponsoring this post, all opinions, photos and recipe are mine!
The Best Low Carb Chili for Game Day (or any day)!
It’s January, and you know what that means… Football parties and we are already gearing up for the Big Game!
This year, we’re in a smaller temporary home and aren’t planning a big part. (I say “temporary” but, it’s already been eight months and we have a minimum of eight more months to go… I’ll be filling you in on this soon!) So for this year’s Big Bowl Game, we’re inviting over just one family with kids the same age as ours. I’ll be cooking up all sorts of low carb appetizers, including this beef chili recipe.
A small get together is so much easier to get ready for. Just a few snacks to prepare, plus this Low Carb Chili recipe (this recipe is as easy as it gets) and our guests will bring their favorite chips and dips.
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No Bean Chili Recipe:
When it comes to Chili Recipes, I’ve always been a “beans in my chili recipe” type girl, but since I’m trying to stick to my lower-carb eating plan right now, I need a low carb chili recipe option!
This no bean chili recipe is great for gatherings and is perfect for the low carbers and regular-carbers alike! The chili is so flavorful; you won’t even miss the beans, I promise! It really hits the spot when it’s cold out and it’s a perfect dish for low carb eaters and their non-low carb eating friends!
Why I Love This Low Carb Chili:
You would think a commercially prepared ready to eat no bean chili would be naturally low carb, but have you ever checked out the nutrient info on the back of a can of no bean chili? Hormel No Bean Chili, for example, has 19 grams of carbs per serving. That’s a lot of carbs! AND this is a delicious chili recipe that cuts the cabs down to around 6 net carbs per serving. (Those carbs are coming from the tomatoes, onions and peppers.)
This particular no bean chili recipe is on the mild side, which is the way the kids and I like our chili, however my hubby like a bit of kick to his food. The beauty of this recipe is that you can add as much heat as you like. For my hubby, he just adds a pinch of cayenne and tops his with jalapenos.
A reader even left me a comment below that they won “best mild chili” with this recipe at their office chili cook-off!
How to Make Low Carb Chili:
You’ll love how easy this low carb chili recipe is really easy to make – basically, just brown your meat, toss in few ingredients plus the spices and you let it simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. The longer it simmers, the less liquid-y it will be, plus it helps the flavor meld together! You also have the option to kick up the spiciness by adding a pinch or two of cayenne. Since we feed this to the kids, I always leave out the extra spice.
I do have a little trick I use when serving this chili to the family. Since beans are actually good for you, and they are one of the few veggies my son will eat without complaint, I’ll open a can of chili beans and add about a quarter cup to the bottom of the kid’s bowls. (I only avoid beans since I am trying to keep my net carbs below 30 right now) I then top the beans with the chili, cheese and whatever other toppings they want. Works perfectly and helps the chili go further too!
Can I Make this Low Carb Chili Recipe in a Crock-Pot?
Yes, of course! This chili is great in the slow cooker too.
I love my crockpot for dishes like this. Low Carb Chili is a perfect meal idea for when you are trying to stick to your low carb eating plan and know you have a good 8 hours that you’ll be away from the kitchen. Nothing better than coming home tired and hungry and having an on-plan hot meal waiting for you!
To make this in easy low carb chili in the crockpot, you will need to saute the garlic, peppers, and onions in with the ground beef ist, but once that is done, you toss everything into the crockpot for 8 hours on low
Can You Freeze This Low Carb Chili Recipe?
Yes, you can definitely freeze this Chili. Let chili cool significantly, package it up into smaller servings into a freezer bag, taking care to remove all the air from the bag. Then when ready to eat, just microwave it on medium power until defrosted. Transfer to a bowl and continue to heat until warmed through.
More LOW CARB Recipes You Might Like:
- Low Carb Chili Dog Casserole
- Low Carb Enchilada Soup
- Avocado and Bacon Chicken Salad
- Beer Marinated Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe
- Favorite Broccoli Salad Recipe
How Many Carbs are in Chili:
The carb count in chili recipes will vary from chili to chili based on the ingredients used. If you are trying to stick to a strict low carb plan, you definitely don’t want to use a commercially prepared no bean chili. (Wolf Brand no bean chili has 18 carbs per serving!)
My low carb chili recipe, prepared as directed below has 8 carbs and 2 grams of fiber (so if you follow the net carb idea, that’s only 6 carbs!) Most of the carbs come from the tomato sauce, peppers and onions. (I don’t really recommend lowering the amount of any of these ingredients as they really contribute to the flavor.)
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- 1 pound ground beef
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced (or 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
- 1 large bell pepper (your favorite color)
- about 1 cup onion, diced (use more if you like sauteed onion)
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt (You could cheat and just use 2 tbs of a chili spice mix in place of the 4 spices above.)
- 1 tsp Worcestershire
- 1/2 tsp celery salt
- 4 oz can diced green chiles
- 1 cup of tomato sauce
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 tbs tomato paste
- Combine the ground beef, onions, bell peppers and garlic in large frying pan and sauté until ground beef is browned. Drain fat.
- Add spices, Worcestershire, diced green chiles, tomato sauce, tomato paste and broth to the pan. stir to combine and simmer for 30 minutes to an hour.
- Give chili a taste, add additional cumin, chili powder and additional cayenne if desired.
- Calories: 316
- Sugar: 5
- Fat: 16
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 2
- Protein: 33
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