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Bowl of keto chili with with toppings

The Best Paleo & Keto Chili (With 'Cornbread'!)

Truly heartwarming and packing a big (biiiiig!) flavor punch, this paleo and keto chili is bound to have you swooning! Oh, and there's no skipping the 'cornbread'!

Course Main, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword keto chili, paleo chili
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 251 kcal

Ingredients

Serving suggestions

Metric - US Cups

Instructions

  1. Heat up olive oil in a dutch oven or large pot over medium/high heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook until it just begins to brown (about 8 minutes). 

  2. Lower heat to medium, add ground beef, cloves and a large pinch of salt. Cook until it begins to brown, stirring every so often (5 to 7 minutes). Add in all the spices and cook for a couple more minutes until fragrant. Some peeps enjoy their chili spicier, others strong on cumin, etc... so feel free to adjust the spices slowly as the chili cooks (the fun part!). 

  3. Add tomatoes and continue to cook over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Lower the heat to low and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring every so often.

  4. Add in the beef broth, beer (optional) and coffee (optional). Continue to cook for 3 to 8 hours. Adding 1/4 cup water (or broth) at a time, as needed. Remember that the longer you cook it, the more flavor it gets! 

  5. Allow your chili to rest for 10 minutes prior to serving with your favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

*Chili spices can vary a lot in taste (and preference!). Buying a ready-made chili powder mix is a good place to start. But do feel free to play around with the individual spices to your liking (think chili, oregano, cumin, coriander, paprika, chipotle... you could even add some chili ancho!).

**Adding in some (gluten free, low carb) beer and coffee add a bunch of flavor. But totally optional, and your chili will still be magnificent without them! 

Please note that nutrition facts were estimated per serving (assuming a yield of 6). 

Nutrition Facts
The Best Paleo & Keto Chili (With 'Cornbread'!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 251 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 338mg14%
Potassium 474mg14%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 8.1mg10%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.