Our keto chili recipe yields a savory and flavorful pot of homemade comfort food goodness the entire family will enjoy. Our version uses a mixture of ground beef and Italian sausage, plus onions, peppers, tomatoes, and lots of spices.

Keto Chili

This keto chili recipe is surprisingly close to the ideal keto macronutrient range and gets a satiating and savory dose of fat from ground beef and Italian sausage.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chili, Soup
Servings: 8
Calories: 420kcal


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 green pepper (diced)
  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean/20% fat)
  • ½ pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 1-2 cups water
  • Kosher salt and pepper
  • 4 ripe avocados (diced)
  • Green onions (sliced (optional garnish))
  • Cilantro (chopped (optional garnish))
  • Jalapeños (diced (optional garnish))
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional garnish)
  • Sour cream (optional garnish)


  • 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.
  • Add the ground beef and ground Italian sausage. Season with salt and pepper. Stir continuously until meat is browned.
  • 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.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 40-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check seasoning.
  • Top each bowl with half of a chopped avocado and serve.
  • Garnish with Keto Crisps, cheddar cheese, sour cream, green onions, cilantro, or jalapeños, if desired.

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