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The Best Clean Keto Chili

You’ll love this Clean Keto Chili recipe because it has so much flavor and dimension, but is yet so easy to make!

Clean Keto Chili

It’s a cold Sunday in February, and a perfect day for Clean Keto Chili.

I’m sitting at my kitchen table, admiring my clean kitchen for as long as I can because soon it will be time to get my girls and it won’t be clean anymore.

Since this past Wednesday, my parents were taking care of my girls as a birthday present for me. Boy, were these last few days nice. I slept in until about nine every day ( I know, so late, right?) got to work out when I wanted to, and had time to work in peace.

Last night I cleaned the kitchen until it was spotless because my friend was coming over to take some cooking pictures of me for my E-book launch. As much as I am transparent about how messy my kitchen is, I don’t think it’s good for a marketing strategy.

“Hey, buy my E-book, so your kitchen will look as messy as mine from all the cooking.” Although, the mess has to do mainly with having two small children and not so much all of the cooking.

Now, back to the keto chili recipe. Last year, “Keto Chili” was one of the most searched words on Google.

Clean Keto Chili

I may have missed that train because I started this blog this past October of 2018. However, it’s cold here in Ohio, and it’s the perfect time to share this fantastic Clean Keto Chili recipe.

Chili is a right of passage for the winter; you can’t go through a winter without having chili.

Also, it’s perfect for game nights or when you are too lazy to cook because there is nothing easier than browning meat and throwing a bunch of ingredients into the dutch oven, or a slow cooker and letting the magic happen.

If you have been reading this blog for a bit, you know how much I love Slow Cooker meals. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy. If you like them too, check out my Chicken Enchilada Soup and Zuppa Toscana recipes.

So, what makes this keto Chili recipe different from the 1 million other chili recipes out there?

Well, for starters, I like to use two different types of meat. Ground beef and Angus, cut into small cubes. You don’t have to do that, but I prefer the different textures and tastes.

Second, I use chipotle in adobo sauce in my chili to give it a smoky, bold flavor that pairs so well with the richness of the meat.

Third, I’ll add some larger. Now, don’t freak out if your Keto because I’m telling you to put beer in your Keto Chili. The beer cooks off anyway, and you can only use half of the bottle if you want or omit it altogether.

The result will still be fantastic. This low carb chili is on the thicker side so if you like chili thinner, add more broth.

Also, it is so much better the next day so if you can wait, let it sit overnight. If you can’t I completely understand because it will make your house smell so good.

Keto Chili

More Clean Keto recipes to try:

  1. Clean Keto Beef Stew
  2. Keto Beer Can Chicken
  3. The Best Easy Clean Keto Lunch Recipes
  4. Easy, Dairy-Free Keto Soup Recipes To Keep You Warm
Clean Keto Chili

Clean Keto Chili

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 lb Angus beef cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 lbs Ground beef
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Chili powder 
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 14.5-oz can Crushed tomatoes
  • 3 cups Beef broth
  • 1 oz Chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 12-ounce bottle lager (optional)


  1. Heat olive oil in a large dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Season Angus with salt and, working in batches, cook it until no longer pink. Set aside.
  3. Add in the ground beef, season with salt and pepper, and cook until no longer pink. Add to the cooked Angus.
  4. Add the onions and the garlic into the dutch oven and cook on medium for 5 minutes. 
  5. Add the cumin, chili powder, and oregano and cook until fragrant, about a minute. 
  6. Add in the crushed tomatoes, chipotles in adobo sauce, beer (if using), and beef broth. 
  7. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. While the broth is simmering, remove all of the fat from the Angus pieces. 
  9. Add Angus and ground Beef into the dutch oven and cook at a low simmer for up to 2 hours.
  10. If chili thickens too quickly, add more broth. 
  11. Season to taste at the end. 


Macros do not include lager. Adjust accordingly. 

Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 414Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 120mgSodium 500mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 39g

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  1. I made this Chili today and OMG. It is really the best chili I have ever made. I did add a little bit of beer to it and a lot of the Chipotle peppers because I love heat. It was THE BOMB. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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