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19 Keto Chili Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Fall

Louise | November 11
20 Keto Chili Recipes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Fall

Picture the scene – it’s a cold and dark night, you’ve had a really tiring day and you crave something comforting and warming to eat. What could be better than chili?!

This list of Keto chili recipes will give you plenty of ideas as it covers all kinds of meat like turkey and pork tenderloin to my particular favorite – ground beef cooked in a crockpot and just ready to dive into!

I’m sure you will find the perfect chili recipe to satisfy that need for heat.

Check out this meaty chili to get you started:

Here’s a quick list of the Keto Chili Recipes included below:

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Keto Beef Chili Recipes

Keto Chili

– Keto Summit

Keto Chili Ingredients: avocado oil, onion, bell peppers, white button mushrooms, ground beef, cayenne pepper, cumin powder, ground coriander, tomatoes, beef broth, garlic cloves, salt, ground black pepper, parsley.

This is another chili recipe that uses ground beef, giving your chili a bit more body and texture and turning it into a hearty and satisfying meal. You can serve this with low-carb tortillas, pour it over some cauliflower rice, or just do what I do and eat it just as it is, in a big bowl with a spoon!

And if you need another reason to try avocado oil, heart surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry, M.D. recommends avocado oil for his patients. “The fatty acids in avocado oil also help to encourage more healthy blood lipids (like “good” HDL cholesterol), and several clinical studies have now shown that avocado oil consumption may help support cardiovascular health.“

Classic Crockpot Chili

– Meatified

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: ground beef, onions, bell peppers, poblano pepper, serrano pepper, jalapeno peppers, cumin, oregano leaves, cilantro, garlic powder, ancho chile powder, diced tomatoes, beef stock.

Chili is a great dish to warm you on colder days as it is hearty and packed with flavor. This is the perfect chili recipe if you want to make batches for freezing as it contains five pounds of beef, so you will have plenty to keep you going! For the best results, sauté the veggies first as this cuts down the amount of liquid you have and makes the chili thicker.

Slow Cooker Kickin’ Chili

– Peace, Love, and Low Carb

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: ground beef, red onion, minced garlic, celery, pickled jalapeno slices, tomato paste, tomatoes and green chilies, stewed tomatoes with Mexican seasoning, coconut aminos, chili powder, cumin, sea salt, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, black pepper, bay leaf.

The only thing that puts me off eating chili is that I hate kidney beans. So if you are like me, why not try this low-carb version and then you can enjoy a heart-warming plateful! You can adjust the amount of chili you use, but the blend of spices used here makes the dish aromatic and full of flavor. Also, if you like a rougher texture you can substitute half the ground beef for stewing steak pieces.

Tomatillo Chili

– Ketogasm

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Tasha from Ketogasm

Ingredients: ground beef, ground pork, tomatillos, white onion, tomato paste, garlic powder, jalapeno pepper, ground cumin, chili powder, salt.

This recipe uses a pressure cooker which cuts down the cooking time, but this chili tastes just as good slow-cooked in a crockpot or even on the stovetop. It is spicy, full of flavor and delicious! If you don’t like too much heat, just remember to de-seed the jalapenos first. This chili uses half beef and half pork, but ground turkey would work well if the family doesn’t eat pork.

Beanless Pumpkin Keto Chili Recipe

– Wicked Stuffed

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Amanda from Wicked Stuffed

Ingredients: ground beef, yellow onion, red bell pepper, 100% tomato juice, tomatoes diced in tomato juice, can pure 100% pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin.

The pumpkin in this chili gives it a slightly sweeter taste, although it is not over-powering. It would make good use of the pumpkin flesh left over at Halloween! This recipe takes less time to cook than some, so this would be perfect to warm and fill you after a busy day. You will find with most chili recipes that they taste even better on the second day, so make enough for leftovers!

Paleo Chili

– Keto-Adapted

Ingredients: ground beef, Italian sausage, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, yellow onion, celery, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, green chilies, bacon, beef broth, chili powder, garlic, dried oregano, ground cumin, hot pepper sauce, dried basil, Celtic sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika.

Here is another great bean-free chili to enjoy any time, even for breakfast! It has a slightly Mediterranean taste thanks to the Italian sausage and the oregano and it is low-carb, making it a great dish for the whole family. Chili makes a wonderful filling for stuffed vegetables like bell peppers, and can be a good way to get the kids eating healthier too.

Low Carb Crockpot Chili

– Forks N Flip Flops

Ingredients: ground beef, yellow onion, garlic, celery, beef broth, crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes with green chilies, tomato paste, chili powder, ground cumin, crushed red pepper flakes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper.

By adding the celery in this recipe, you will find it has a fresher flavor which goes well with the meat. The level of heat can be adjusted by changing the amount of pepper flakes you use, which is ideal if you are serving this to children. Low-carb chili is a wonderful meal if you are trying to lose weight as you can throw in extra vegetables and you still have a satisfying dish.

Easy Crockpot No Bean Low Carb Chili

– Drop the Sugar

Ingredients: ground beef, chicken bone broth, petite diced tomatoes, onion, tomato paste, paprika, black pepper, cumin, cinnamon, Hershey’s dark cocoa, garlic salt, salt, chili powder, beef base.

Here is another crockpot recipe that is adaptable for stove-top cooking, although you can’t beat a crockpot meal if you are going to have a busy day – you can come home to a thick and delicious chili for dinner. If you prefer chunky vegetables, then add in some chopped bell peppers, some celery, or even broccoli and this will make the dish go even further.

Keto Chicken Chili Recipes

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

– The Real Food Dietitians

Ingredients: skinless chicken breasts or thighs, ghee or avocado oil, onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic, ground cumin, dried oregano, chili powder, sea salt, black pepper, chicken broth (or homemade bone broth), full-fat coconut milk, lime, fresh cilantro.

Chicken chili can be just as good as beef-based recipes, and can easily become a family favorite. It is not as hot as some, although you can spice it up by adding more jalapenos or leaving in the seeds. This is an ideal recipe if you are trying to cut down on red meat, yet still, want that warming chili satisfaction! This recipe also works out quite a bit cheaper than ones with steak, so is a great idea if you are working on a tight budget.

Low Carb White Chicken Chili

– A Sweet Life

Ingredients: olive oil, onion, garlic, chicken broth, boneless chicken breast, mushrooms, zucchini, green bell pepper, green chili peppers, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, chili powder, oregano.

This recipe gives you a thinner form of chili and because you are using chicken it can be a fantastic, nourishing meal for someone suffering from a cold or flu. It has the same satisfying warmth as other chilis and can be batch-cooked for freezing. If you want to keep the meal as low-carb as possible then don’t add the pinto beans, although they can be a great source of protein.

Chicken Chili Soup

– Caveman Keto

Ingredients: unsalted butter, onion, pepper, boneless chicken thighs, bacon, thyme, salt, pepper,garlic, coconut flour, lemon juice, chicken stock, unsweetened coconut milk, tomato paste.

This is a fantastic adaptable recipe! It gives you the perfect base to allow you to experiment with adding different spices and peppers, depending on how hot you like things. You can use chicken thighs, as listed here, or if you prefer you can use breast meat. Either way, the meat just falls apart once the soup is cooked, making it so easy to eat for anyone who is feeling under the weather.

Three Pepper Chili

– Jessi’s Kitchen

Ingredients: poblano pepper, bell pepper, jalapeno, butternut squash, garlic, chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, black pepper, sea salt, bone broth/stock, cooked shredded chicken.

This is a quick and simple ketogenic chili recipe which would be perfect after a busy day at work. It can be made as spicy as you like and the flavors are so good together. If you are serving this with more chilis, it is a good idea to provide sliced avocado for those of the guests who want to cool it down a bit! The avocado also adds an extra level to the texture combinations in the meal.

Paleo Chicken and Butternut Squash Chili Verde with Fresh Tomatillos

– Our Full Plate

Ingredients: fresh tomatillos, garlic cloves, chicken bouillon powder or cube, butternut squash, onion, poblano peppers, olive oil, chili powder, ground cumin, cooked chicken, fresh cilantro leaves, fresh lime juice, salt, pepper.

Tomatillos are very common in Mexican cuisine and can be used to make delicious sauces, but they can be a more authentic ingredient to use in a chili dish. They can be roasted along with the butternut squash for a caramelized flavor, adding a sweet hint to the chili. They can also be sliced or left whole and frozen. If you can’t find tomatillos and you can tolerate tomatoes, green tomatoes would be a great substitute.

Keto Turkey Chili Recipes

Tropical Turkey Chili

– I Breathe, I’m Hungry

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: salsa verde (sugar free), ground turkey, cumin, coriander, habanero, salt, pepper.

This is one of those ketogenic dishes that look as good as it tastes! Packed with color, flavor, and texture, this chili would be so impressive served to friends at a dinner party. If, for dietary reasons, you can’t have the plantain or pineapple, serve yours first then scatter the other ingredients on the top. This lovely dish only takes 20 minutes to cook and can be garnished with the toppings ofyour choice.

Turkey Pumpkin Chili in the Slow Cooker

– Low Carb Yum

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: oil, green bell pepper, garlic, ground turkey, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, pumpkin puree, chicken broth, chili powder, cinnamon, ground cumin, sea salt, onion powder, ground pepper.

Pumpkin can be a very useful fall vegetable to add to a chili as it is cheap and can make the meat go further. It is a good source of vitamin C and is full of fiber and partnered with the ground turkey, it makes a delicious chili to keep you going through the day, or to fill you up on a cold winter night. This chili would be ideal to take in a container and heat at work for lunch. If you find it difficult to get pumpkin, you could use butternut squash instead.

Crockpot Whole30 Chili

– Tasty Thing

Ingredients: ground turkey, red pepper, green pepper, medium onion, diced unsalted tomatoes, beef broth, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, onion powder, black pepper, salt.

Here is the ideal recipe for you to try if you like your chili more broth-like and less thick, yet you can rest assured the flavors are still great! The spice mix is amazing and could be used for other meats beside the turkey. Like most chili recipes, this one increases in flavor if you can leave it overnight and eat it the following day. If you prefer your chili to be thicker, you could add a can of crushed tomatoes.

More Keto Chili Recipes

Slow Cooker Chili Verde

– A Girl Worth Saving

Keto Chili RecipesPhoto Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving

Ingredients: beef broth, cilantro, cumin, sea salt, oregano, black pepper, olive oil, Anaheim chilies, jalapenos, onion, garlic, pork tenderloin.

This recipe is just what you need after a busy day at work – filling, satisfying and full of flavor. It may look like this recipe is seriously hot because it uses so many chilis, but don’t panic! Just tone it down a bit to suit your palate. If the pork tenderloin is a bit too expensive for your purse you could use turkey instead, but the tenderloin makes this chili extra specially good!

Easy Low Carb Chorizo Chili Recipe In A Skillet

– Low Carb Maven

Ingredients: chorizo, oil, bell pepper, onion, crushed tomatoes, beef/chicken broth, pure ground chilies, cumin, garlic, cocoa powder, instant coffee.

Aren’t one-pot dishes just the best? Well, they are in our house because I hate washing up! This chili uses homemade chorizo, but any reliable store-bought one will do. Just imagine the depth of flavor you get from a chorizo chili – makes the mouth water just thinking about it. If you want a smokey flavor and a richer taste add the cocoa and coffee, but these can both be omitted if you need to.

Easy Chile Verde

– Noshtastic

Ingredients: boneless country style pork ribs, tomatillos, anaheim peppers skinned, onion, garlic, olive oil, chicken stock, salt, pepper, ancho chili powder.

This is a good recipe to serve to members of the family who don’t like too much heat as the Anaheim peppers are quite mild. The roasted tomatillos help to give this chili verde its authentic Mexican flavor and because of its gentler heat it is great to serve to even the younger members of the family. When you are charring the peppers you might find it easier to thread them onto metal skewers first.

Keto Chili Recipes


Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.