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Three Meat Keto Chili

Packed with all the flavour and none of the beans, this Keto Chili is crazy delicious and super easy to make!

Two bowls of Keto Chili.

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Yummmm who doesn’t love a big ol’ bowl of chili at the end of a winter day, or, if you like chili as much as I do, halfway through a hot summer day. Nothin’ like cursing your own crave while sweatin’ over a hot bowl of spicy chili when it’s 85° inside the house!

Trust me though, this Keto Chili is 100% worth it. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Why it works

  1. We remove the traditional beans to make this chili keto friendly, and replace them with three different types of meat for flavour and texture.
  2. How spicy do you like your Keto Chili? Make it your own by choosing the spice level.
  3. This Keto Chili freezes great! Pack any leftovers and store them in the freezer, then simply thaw and reheat for a great lunch to go or fast dinner.
  4. Though it will take some time to make this Keto Chili, it is super easy and soooo tasty, you won’t mind the wait. If you don’t have the time, check out this Instant Pot recipe.
One bowl of Keto Chili.

Keto Chili Ingredients

  • avocado or olive oil
  • Italian sausage
  • celery
  • onion
  • red bell pepper
  • jalapeño peppers
  • garlic
  • dehydrated red pepper flakes
  • ground beef
  • chili powder
  • paprika
  • cumin
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper
  • beef broth or bone stock
  • canned organic diced tomatoes
  • liquid hickory smoke
  • golden monk fruit sweetener
  • pulled pork

Italian Sausage – To keep the spice on the mild side of spicy, I use Mild Italian sausage in my Keto Chili. If you like yours super hot, try Hot Italian sausage.

Beef Broth or Bone Stock – I always choose Bone Stock for any of my soups and stews whenever I have some kickin’ around, otherwise beef broth works perfect in this Keto Chili.

Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener – I find Lakanto’s Golden Monk Fruit Sweetener perfect in this Keto Chili. Don’t have it? You can use your sweetener of choice instead.

Pulled Pork – Pulled Pork adds a delicious texture and flavour to this Keto Chili, and just wouldn’t be the same without it. I make this Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork, and either make this Keto Chili the next day, or freeze the pulled pork I’ll need to make the chili for another day.

Cutting board with celery, peppers, pulled pork, sausages, garlic and onion.

How to make Three Meat Keto Chili

Heat the oven to 300°. Grab an oven and stove top safe soup pot, like a cast iron dutch oven, and heat it on the stove on medium high heat with a tsp of avocado oil. Once hot, sear the Italian sausages and chop the onion, celery and red bell pepper. Remove the sausage from the pot once all sides are golden and set aside to cool.

Add 2 tsp avocado oil to the pot and fry the chopped veggies until the onion and celery are soft. While they are frying, slice up the Italian sausages, dice the jalapeños (see notes) and mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Add the jalapeños and garlic to the pot along with the red pepper flakes, then give it a stir.

Fried veggies in a cast iron dutch oven beside sliced sausages and ground beef.

Add the ground beef and sliced Italian sausages and continue to cook until the beef is no longer pink.

Soup pot with fried veggies, cooked ground beef and sausage, beside a bowl of pulled pork.

Pour in the diced tomatoes, beef broth, liquid hickory smoke, sweetener and the pulled pork, the stir until fully mixed.

Keto chili all ready for the oven.

Bring the Keto Chili to a boil, place a tight fitting oven safe lid on top, and then place the whole thing in the oven. Bake for 2 hours, remove from the oven, give it a quick stir and divide into 6 bowls. Serve hot by itself or with sour cream and shredded cheddar.

Keto Chili, in a cast iron dutch oven, fresh from the oven.

Heat Control

How spicy do you want your Keto Chili to be?

SUPER MILD – Use Mild Italian sausage, remove and discard all of the jalapeño seeds and white pith, and either cut back the dehydrated red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp, or remove completely.

MEDIUM – The way I like my chili, some spice without being too hot, use Mild Italian Sausage, remove and discard half of the jalapeño seeds and all of the white pith. Leave the dehydrated red pepper flakes at 1/2 tsp.

SUPER HOT – Use Hot Italian Sausage and keep all of the jalapeño seeds and white pith. Still not hot enough? Increase the amount of dehydrated red pepper flakes or think about adding some extra spicy peppers like habanero or cayenne.

Two bowls of Keto Chili.

Expert Tips

  1. When handling jalapeño peppers, be careful because their juices can burn your skin. I always use gloves and be careful when chopping because their juices can squirt up. If you get it on your hands or face, first wash the area with olive oil to remove the bond, and then with warm water and soap.
  2. Don’t have the time to bake the Keto Chili in the oven for two hours? Try this Instant Pot Low Carb Chili recipe!
  3. This Keto Chili freezes great! Pack any leftovers into freezer safe plastic bags or containers and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Side dishes to pair with this Keto Chili

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Two bowls of Keto Chili.

Three Meat Keto Chili

Packed with all the flavour and none of the beans, this Keto Chili is crazy delicious, loaded with meats and spices, plus super easy to make!
5 from 9 votes
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Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6 bowls
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp avocado or olive oil divided
  • 1 lb Italian sausage see notes
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 3 jalapeño peppers
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp dehydrated red pepper flakes
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 cups beef broth or bone stock
  • 400 ml canned organic diced tomatoes
  • 1 tsp liquid hickory smoke
  • 2 tsp golden monk fruit sweetener
  • ¾ lb Pulled Pork

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat the oven to 300°. Grab an oven and stove top safe soup pot, like a cast iron dutch oven, and heat it on the stove on medium high heat with 1 tsp of avocado oil. Once hot, sear the Italian sausages in the pot. Chop the onion, celery and red bell pepper, then remove the sausage from the pot once all sides are golden and set aside to cool.
  • Add 2 tsp avocado oil to the pot and fry the chopped onion, celery and red pepper until soft. While they are frying, slice up the Italian sausages, dice the jalapeños (see notes) and mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. Add the jalapeños and garlic to the pot along with the red pepper flakes, then give it a stir. Add the ground beef and sliced Italian sausages and continue to cook until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Pour in the diced tomatoes, beef broth (or Bone Stock), liquid hickory smoke, sweetener and the pulled pork, then stir until fully mixed. Bring the Keto Chili to a boil, place a tight fitting oven safe lid on top, then place the whole thing in the oven. Bake for 2 hours, remove from the oven, give it a quick stir and divide into 6 bowls. Serve hot by itself or with sour cream and shredded cheddar.

Notes

Heat Control

How spicy do you want your Keto Chili to be?
SUPER MILD – Use Mild Italian sausage, remove and discard all of the jalapeño seeds and white pith, and either cut back the dehydrated red pepper flakes to 1/4 tsp, or remove completely.
MEDIUM – The way I like my chili, some spice without being too hot, use Mild Italian Sausage, remove and discard half of the jalapeño seeds and all of the white pith. Leave the dehydrated red pepper flakes at 1/2 tsp.
SUPER HOT – Use Hot Italian Sausage and keep all of the jalapeño seeds and white pith. Still not hot enough? Increase the amount of dehydrated red pepper flakes or think about adding some extra spicy peppers like habanero or cayenne.

Expert Tips

  1. When handling jalapeño peppers, be careful because their juices can burn your skin. I always use gloves and be careful when chopping because their juices can squirt up. If you get it on your hands or face, first wash the area with olive oil to remove the bond, and then with warm water and soap.
  2. Don’t have the time to bake the Keto Chili in the oven for two hours? Try this Instant Pot Low Carb Chili recipe!
  3. This Keto Chili freezes great! Pack any leftovers into freezer safe plastic bags or containers and store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.  
 * Net carb count excludes both fibre and sugar alcohols, because these do not affect blood sugar in most people.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 630kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.8g | Protein: 33.6g | Fat: 48.8g | Sodium: 1620mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar Alcohols: 4.3g | Net Carbs: 5.5g
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13 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I am all for the combination of the sausage, beef, and pulled pork in this delicious chili recipe! This is going to be such a cozy recipe to help keep warm through the rest of winter, but I could honestly eat chili year-round!

  2. Marisa F. Stewart

    5 stars
    This is one chili that will thrill the carnivores in our family. It is a stew that’s perfect to make ahead and have when everyone is over. I thought I’d keep it in the slow cooker so everyone can help themselves. This is just the thing for the cold damp weather we’re having.

  3. 5 stars
    Love this keto recipe. Now I know how to make chili the keto way.

  4. 5 stars
    Looks delicious and doable even on a weeknight. Chili is such a comforting food especially when its cold outside.

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe to try for all meat lovers. So delicious!

  6. 5 stars
    This chili recipe hits all the right comfort food notes. Lots of meat, lots of veggies and lots of spice.

  7. 5 stars
    I love how meaty this is! We like it spicy in our house, so great to be able to take it up a notch!

  8. 5 stars
    This dish looks yummy and full of flavors. Best for a comfort meal for sure. Presentation tempting.

  9. Looks delicious, especially for the meat eaters in my family. I’m sure the keto people love a straightforward chili like this but I just gotta have the beans.

  10. 5 stars
    I like my chili spicy so I appreciate the heat control section with options on how to make it nice and hot.

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