Keto Chili {Low-Carb and Gluten-Free}

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PER 1-Cup Serving: Calories 420 | Fat 34g | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber 7g | Net Carbohydrates 7g | Protein 17g

Recipe by Brandon McDearis

While many, if not most, recipes are difficult to alter to a ketogenic version, we have found that concocting (and even finding) a legitimate keto-friendly chili to be especially challenging. More often than not, the protein gets a little out of control in its ratio to fat, and the net carbs are also unusually high in most chili recipes. However, we have devised one that fits into (or very close to) the ideal macronutrient range. This chili is easy enough to prepare for a beginner cook to prepare, and the flavor of the finished product is superb!

This recipe is: keto-friendly, low-carb, gluten-free, grain-free, no added sugar


Other keto-friendly recipes you may like: Taco Salad and Buffalo Chicken Dip.

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  1. In a large soup pot, heat the olive oil at medium-high heat. Add the onion and green pepper, and stir for about 3-4 minutes until it begins to soften.
  2. Add the ground beef and ground Italian sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until meat is browned.
  3. Add all the spices, diced tomatoes, and tomato paste, and stir together until thoroughly combined. Add 1-2 cups of water depending on desired thickness.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check seasoning.
  5. Top each bowl with half of a chopped avocado and serve.
  6. Garnish with cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, and jalapeños, if desired.

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