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Spicy Keto Chili

If you have a craving for spicy chili, but are following keto guidelines, then this is for you! Even if you aren't eating keto, this chili will be hugely satisfying and having you craving more
Course: Entree
Keyword: all beef chili, beef chili, chili, keto chili, keto dinner, keto dinner recipes, keto friendly, spicy chili, spicy keto recipes
Servings: 2 serviings
Author: Corinne Gregory Sharppe


  • 1/2 lb ground beef 80/20 is ideal
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 4oz can diced jalapenos *or substitute 1/4 cup fresh, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp chipotle pepper sauce such as Tabasco brand
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 14.5 oz can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • cilantro, cheese, sour cream for garnish


  • In a medium-sized heavy-bottomed saucepan, brown meat.
  • When meat is browned, add onions, garlic and jalapenos. Cook until onion is translucent, but not browned.
  • Add chili powders and chipotle sauce to pot. Stir to allow spices to "bloom." Add diced tomatoes and water. Bring to a boil and then turn heat down to a simmer.
  • Continue to cook on simmer until most of the liquid is evaporated. Add a bit of water during cooking time if it seems liquid is cooking off too quickly.
  • When chili has reached desired consistency, adjust salt and pepper seasonings to taste. Serve with garnishes, such as sour cream, cilantro, extra peppers, cheese, etc.


Note: While the recipe, as written, will make a spicy batch of chili, feel free to adjust to taste. Add/omit any spices you prefer; for example, if you want an even hotter batch, add some red pepper flakes at the point where the recipe calls for adding chili powders. This is intended to be fully customizable. I prefer "nuke mode" on chili so I tend to go big on spices.