Keto Beef Chili With Cheese

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  • prep time

    prep time

    5 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    25 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    30 min

Keto Beef Chili With Cheese

29 ratings

This chili recipe tastes almost exactly like a cheeseburger! Crunchy pieces of bell pepper and carrot go well with chewy ground beef. Each bowl gets a sprinkle of cheddar cheese to bind the ingredients in a thick stew. Plus, who would say no to making their meal cheesy? Additional toppings at your discretion may be extra sour cream, chopped green onion, or your favorite hot sauce.

  • Net Carbs

    4.3 g

  • Fiber

    1.2 g

  • Total Carbs

    5.5 g

  • Protein

    31.6 g

  • Fats

    27 g

393 cals

Keto Beef Chili With Cheese

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  • Green Bell Pepper

    Green Bell Pepper

    3 ounce

  • Carrots, Raw

    Carrots, Raw

    1-½ ounce

  • Olive Oil

    Olive Oil

    2 tablespoon

  • Hamburger or ground beef, 90% lean

    Hamburger or ground beef, 90% lean

    9 oz

  • Salt


    0.25 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper

    Black Pepper

    0.25 teaspoon

  • Onion Powder

    Onion Powder

    0.5 teaspoon

  • Garlic Powder

    Garlic Powder

    0.25 teaspoon

  • Paprika


    0.5 teaspoon

  • Cumin, Ground

    Cumin, Ground

    0.25 teaspoon

  • Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    Crushed Red Pepper by Simply Organic

    ¼ tsp

  • Beef Broth

    Beef Broth

    3 cup

  • Sour Cream

    Sour Cream

    ¼ cup

  • Cheddar Cheese

    Cheddar Cheese

    6 tablespoon, shredded

Recipe Steps

steps 6

30 min

  • Step 1

    Prepare the green bell pepper by roughly chopping it, and chop the carrots into small, round pieces. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot on medium heat and toss in the pepper and carrots. Put a lid on the pot and let the vegetables tenderize for about 4 minutes without burning.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Add in the ground beef and all the seasonings. Use a spoon to break up the beef. Cook with a lid on for 2-3 minutes, until the beef browns and liquid collects.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Pour in the beef broth. Return the lid once more and bring the pot to a low simmer. Allow it to simmer for at least 10 minutes, but you may go longer for softer vegetables and beef.
    Step 3
  • Step 4

    After simmering, transfer approx. 1 cup of broth to a separate bowl. Whisk in the sour cream.
    Step 4
  • Step 5

    Return the thickened liquid to the chili pot. Stir the ingredients together and allow the chili to simmer openly for about 5 minutes. The chili will still have extra liquid but will reduce slightly.
    Step 5
  • Step 6

    For serving, divide the chili into 3 bowls. Top each bowl with 2 TB of cheddar cheese. Stir in the cheese to thicken the chili even more. Enjoy!
    Step 6

Comments 30

  • Susie

    Susie 2 months ago

    I wish I could say I liked this, but alas, hamburger soup is a hard sell. My family will never let me live this down. And my husband, has vowed to never again let me make a keto dish. 🫣

    • IneffableCauliflower869664

      IneffableCauliflower869664 2 years ago

      It has amazing flavor, but I would not label it chili. It is a hamburger soup.

      • Jagnut66

        Jagnut66 2 years ago

        We loved this recipe, my husband went on and on about it.

        • PJ

          PJ 2 years ago

          Try adding xanthan gum to thicken the dish. I used 1 T plus 2 T coconut flour to dredge the beef in before searing for stew I made. It had 2 1/2 - 3 cups of broth

          • Wayne wiggins

            Wayne wiggins 2 years ago

            I used the xanthan gum and coconut flour. Made it really nice. Thanks for the idea.

        • AlbertaDawn

          AlbertaDawn 3 years ago

          I love chili and after reading the write-up was really looking forward to this. I reduced the broth by a cup (as even 2 seemed too much) and added 2 tablespoons of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce. Alas it was more of a soup than the hearty chili I anticipated. Not bad but I don't think I'll make it again.

          • jjseabird

            jjseabird 3 years ago

            This is the best chili I've ever had. I cut the liquid in half and it came up with a thick juice. Love it:)

            • Mirenda

              Mirenda 3 years ago

              Doesn't even slightly taste like a cheeseburger. Just tastes like stew. It's not bad, but I wouldn't cook it again.

              • StupendousKetone185795

                StupendousKetone185795 3 years ago

                Tasted absolutely yummy! I may not put all that olive oil in, but I guess it is heart healthy!

                • RousingCauliflower732033

                  RousingCauliflower732033 3 years ago

                  Made this last night and loved it! Only thing I added was a jalapeño pepper to the ingredient list. I also had a little bit of almond flour to slightly thicken. Might leave it out next time. Didn’t really see much of a difference. Will definitely make this again.

                  • IncredibleCauliflower701503

                    IncredibleCauliflower701503 3 years ago

                    Add some dill pickle chunks when serving yumm, if you add 1/2 tsp mustard powder to this, tastes more like sharp cheddar

                    • DJ

                      DJ 4 years ago

                      Which hamburger is used the 80/20, 90/10, or 93/7? Also can you cook the hamburger before adding it? Also, can Knorr’s Tomato bullion be used, rather than the broth?

                      • Lemrinsmom

                        Lemrinsmom 3 years ago

                        Choose whichever you want. Yes, you can use tomato bouillon if that’s your preference. Be brave and try it!

                    • Teri

                      Teri 4 years ago

                      Amazing. Just really watery. More like a soup. I'll use less broth next time

                      • angjohnston1488

                        angjohnston1488 4 years ago

                        So yummy

                        • Val

                          Val 4 years ago

                          Has anyone frozen this please?

                          • Hjohnson

                            Hjohnson 4 years ago

                            To the posts about thicken. Just do 1 tbsp corn starch to 2-3 tbsp water, make a slurry mixture and add to soup while still on the stove. will thicken after 5-10 minutes.

                            • KatM2017

                              KatM2017 4 years ago

                              Xanthan gum is okay to use for as a Keto thickener.

                            • Debbie

                              Debbie 4 years ago

                              Corn starch is a no no on keto

                          • Anonymous

                            Anonymous 4 years ago

                            This was outstandingly delishous. Also had a dinner salad and the amount was perfect.

                            • Anonymous

                              Anonymous 4 years ago

                              More of a soup but did not mind it at all ! Loved the recipe !!

                              • Anonymous

                                Anonymous 4 years ago

                                Very good! Just wish I added a little almond flour to make it thicker. Very soupy

                                • Sheena

                                  Sheena 5 years ago

                                  This was amazing! We used Knorrs tomato bouillon instead of beef broth and added more salt. We also topped it with avacado slices. Fantastic!!

                                  • Jchar

                                    Jchar 5 years ago

                                    Really good meal could use a little thickening on the sauce it can be a bit soupy maybe add almond flour?

                                    • Otima

                                      Otima 3 years ago

                                      Maybe add gelatin- 6 G protein 0 carbs per T roughly and thinckens nicely?

                                  • YesWeCanCan

                                    YesWeCanCan 5 years ago

                                    CarbManager if you are listening, we really need to be able to adjust recipes for one particular meal. For example, I substituted parsnip for carrot, didn't have green pepper so added a zucchini ..... because it's green, a vegetable and gets Keto grade A. Also added a small onion and used a whole pound of ground beef because I wouldn't have anything else to do with a few ounces that would have been left over. Note - I browned the zucchini and parsnip before adding to the hamburger.

                                    • Dlr7475

                                      Dlr7475 5 years ago

                                      We plug in substitutions all the time! Copy the recipe to your recipes, then edit. We do pay for premium if that makes a difference. So worth it to us!!

                                  • Sharla

                                    Sharla 5 years ago

                                    Very tasty chili

                                    • Zhazha81

                                      Zhazha81 5 years ago


                                      • recipewriter

                                        recipewriter 5 years ago

                                        Great! Thank you for your feedback.