Slow Cooker No Bean Chili that is whipped together in 10 minutes and the slow cooker does the rest of the work! This is THE keto chili recipe you need for a weeknight dinner meal now that school has started again.
Hey everyone! This is Lindsay again from over at That's Low Carb and today we are bringing you our epic and delicious slow cooker chili recipe the entire family will love!
An easy chili recipe like this is all the reasons that a slow cooker was the first appliance to purchase after we moved. The second was the immersion blender so I could make my Fat Bomb Keto Coffee...
Now you understand where my priorities are. Slow cooker first and COFFEE second. . . yeah. According to my husband (and probably many others would agree) that my priorities are backward. 😉
How to make keto chili
The only real prep work for this slow cooker chili is to cook the beef on a skillet first before placing into the slow cooker. After that, you chop some veggies up and throw that in the slow cooker. Place the lid on top, set it and forget it.
Now if you aren't following a strict Keto or Low Carb Diet feel free to add a can of kidney beans to this no bean chili for extra protein and fiber. My family is low carb and at times we'll add a can of kidney beans but more often than not we'll make it sans the beans like the recipe below. Enjoy!
This Keto Chili Recipe is SO easy!
My priorities for dinners are they have to be easy, quick and really really need the leftovers to be re-heatable. Slow Cooker dinners almost always fit that bill. This Slow Cooker No Bean Chili, in particular, is all that you need and it checks all of those boxes.
Our other family favorite recently has been this Low Carb Chicken Meal with Spinach, Goat Cheese and Artichokes! And White Chicken Chili.
We've been making these on a weekly rotation! We like our easy dinners.
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- 2 pounds lean ground beef
- 1 small onion chopped
- 3 bell peppers seeded, diced
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes
- 1 ½ cups beef stock
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or to taste
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 6-8 turns freshly ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Brown the meat in a skillet.
- Add everything to the slow cooker and stir together.
- Cook on Low for 6-7 hours or High 3-4 hours.
I love cornbread with chili. Any ideas for replacing the cornbread?
Of course! Try my almond flour cornbread 🙂
Love that it has no beans! If I want some beans I add them to my single serving. I used this to make nachos too. Family loved it!!
janet ducharme says
Can you add fresh mushrooms
This is awesome chili! I thought I would miss the beans, but I don’t at all. For a little extra kick, I used Ro-Tel tomatoes and the flavor is out of this world!
I followed the recipe exactly but mine turned out more watery. Any tips on what I could be doing wrong?
You could add a thickener like xanthan gum or reduce the amount of stock. There are always variables such as how much liquid the beef releases, how much liquid is in the canned tomatoes, etc.
Dan McGuire says
I agree with you. Just looking at the recipe it is clear that there will be a lot of liquid. I'd skip the stock and just use a teaspoon of beef base (bouillon).
Elizabeth Gebelein says
Can you use some beans and keep it an S meal?
Yes. I believe 1/4 cup per serving is allowed.
Anyone know how many net carbs a serving? I am new to this keto diet.
6 net carbs per serving. There are 6 servings.
Second time around on this recipe. First time no cayenne (wife does not like) - this time cooked up some bacon (6 slices) cut about 1" long.
What can I substitute for beef stock? I really want to avoid a trip to the store lol
Chicken broth would also work.
This recipe states the nutrition facts, but doesn't state what the portion size is for the breakdown..
Does anybody know?
It's at the top of the recipe card. This has 6 servings.
Do you think this could be done in an instant pot?
Yup! I'd just look up timing and settings for an instant pot chili and copy it.
Thanks so much for this receipe! My husband loved it!!
Hi, this looks really delicious and would love to try it but I don’t have a slow cooker how is it possible to make it with out?
Yup! You can just simmer on low for a couple hours instead.
This chili would definitely solve the bean or no bean debate. Either way, it looks delicious and super easy using the crockpot! I'm a coffee first girl but agree that I need leftovers built into my weekly dinner plans!
Erica Acevedo says
I am a sucker for chili when it cools down, and I've been trying to cut a lot of carbs out of my diet. This looks like a perfect solution - what do you think I could add to get that bean texture, though? Black soybeans?
If you aren't keto you could just add some black beans. They really don't have that many net carbs because they have so much fiber.
I have made a keto chili recipe that used diced pork for the bean texture. I plan on adding that to this recipe.
That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
can you prep this the night before like add the meat with everything but the veggies?
Yes, this should work to prep ahead of time.
The intro says to cook before before hand but the comment I read says not to. Which should I do? I want to cook this for dinner. Looks yummy! 🙂
Sorry for the delay! That was an error in the comment. You should brown the meat first. But it would work either way.
Do you brown the beef first? Or just let the slow cooker do its thing?
You can either just let the slow cooker do its thing or brown the meat first. If you choose not to brown the meat the chili might have more liquid. If you prefer a drier chili brown and drain the meat first.
How big is the serving size? 1.5cups.?
Yes, about that. It will vary a little depending on the size of the vegetables, etc.