Low carb chili in a bowl

Low Carb Chili

Protein packed, meal prep worthy, delicious, cheap and easy, low carb chili is the perfect dish to keep the entire family happy, satiated, and full!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 276 kcal
Author Lindsey


  • 2 Pounds Ground Beef 80/20
  • Vegetable Oil as needed
  • 2 Cups Yellow Onions chopped
  • 1 Bell Pepper chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon Cayenne Pepper more if you like spice!
  • 2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tablespoons Oregano
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Black Pepper
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 - 14 oz Cans Diced Tomatoes no salt added
  • 2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth


  1. Add beef to a large saucepan and cook on medium heat.

  2. Break the meat up with a wooden spoon as you brown.
  3. Once meat is no longer pink, pull it out of the pan and place it on a paper towel lined plate to remove any excess grease, leaving grease in the pan (if there isn’t enough grease left, add some vegetable oil).
  4. Add onions and bell peppers. Cook until onions are translucent and soft.

  5. Add garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, and oregano. Stir until fragrant (about 1 minute).

  6. Add meat back to pan with salt, pepper, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and bay leaves.

  7. Bring contents of the pan to an aggressive simmer, and simmer uncovered for 1 hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours — or until the sauce is thick (see note below).

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 1335mg 56%
Potassium 583mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 20.9%
Vitamin C 36.7%
Calcium 7.8%
Iron 22.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.