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Beanless chili in a white bowl topped with sour cream, shredded cheese, and green onion

Beanless Chili (Low Carb)

Looking for some low carb comfort food to warm you up on a cold day? This easy beanless chili is packed with flavor and only has 6 net carbs per serving!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Beanless chili, gluten-free, keto, low carb
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 174kcal


  • ½ cup onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • ½ yellow bell pepper (chopped)
  • ¼ cup green chilis (chopped)
  • pound lean ground beef
  • 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh black pepper


  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, sauté the onions.
  • Once the onions are translucent, add the garlic, bell pepper, and green chilis. Cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef to the pan and cook until browned.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.
  • Stir until well-combined.
  • Bring the ingredients to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If the mixture appears dry, add a splash of beef broth.


This recipe is for 8 servings of chili.
The longer you let the chili simmer, the deeper the flavors will be.
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.4g | Protein: 18.7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 52.5mg | Sodium: 457mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 2.5g | Sugar: 3.7g | Net carbs: 5.9g