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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.