This low carb SHREDDED BEEF CHILI is thick, hearty, and packed with beef and loads of chili spice. This recipe is a riff on my contest winning keto chili so you know it’s going to be good!
We eat chili all year when we get the craving, but usually just a few times throughout the summer.
As soon as it starts to cool off though? Bring. It. On.
We do chili almost weekly in our house, because it’s rich, hearty, flavorful, and filling!
I love that classic version, but I had a chuck roast in the fridge and decided to make a shredded beef chili.
Talk about a stick to your ribs bowl of chili! This is so darn good!
Start by searing up chunks of chuck roast. I think this would work just fine with stew meat as well, if that’s what your grocery store has on sale. 😉
Remove the beef from the pot and then cook up some onions, bell peppers, and jalapeno.
I know bell peppers aren’t a traditional ingredient in chili, but since we’re not adding beans I like the bulk they give to the chili.
Once your veggies are softened, add back in your beef, along with some diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and beef broth.
We’ll season the chili with just a couple of spices: chili powder and cumin! It doesn’t get much simpler than this, but not worry – you’re going to have a nice bold chili flavor by the time this is done cooking!
Let this simmer for about 3 hours and then the beef will be so tender that it pulls apart easily with a fork.
This chili is rich and hearty with big, bold flavors.
Can I add beans?
Beans really aren’t a low carb food, unfortunately, but not to worry – we have options!
Black Soy Beans: If you’re doing strict keto with a focus on ingredients, you’ll want to avoid soy. If you’re not quite as strict, black soy beans can be a great option for adding to this chili. One 15 ounce can will add a total of 4 net carbs to the whole pot of chili – less than 1 extra carb per serving.
Boiled Peanuts: Okay, this sounds crazy and I haven’t actually tried it, but I plan to soon because it sounds super yum! Boiled peanuts do have a similar texture to beans and I’ve heard they’re a great replacement!
Black Olives: Again, not something I’ve tried, but I’ve heard from others that they work well and my guess is that no one would even realize they weren’t beans once they were cooked in the chili.
More low carb favorites:
- Keto Salmon Patties
- Lemon Garlic Chicken
- Keto Breakfast Casserole
- Air Fryer Pork Chops
- Keto Meatloaf
- Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- 3 pounds chuck roast
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
- 2 tablespoons oil, divided
- 2 green peppers, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 large jalapeno, minced
- 3 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup tomato paste
- 30 ounces canned diced tomatoes
- 4 cups beef broth
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 teaspoon cumin
- Cut the roast into 8 pieces. Season each side with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large stock pot or dutch oven over high heat and add 1 tablespoon of oil.
- When oil is hot, add the roast to the pot and sear on each side. You may need to work in batches so as not to overcrowd the pan.
- Remove the beef to a plate and set aside.
- Add the remaining oil to the pot and reduce the heat to medium.
- Add the peppers, onion, and jalapeno and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
- Add the beef back to the pot along with the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, for 3 hours or until the beef is easily shredded with a fork.
- Remove the beef from the pot and shred. Return to the pot and cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes more.
- Serve with your favorite toppings, such as cheddar, sour cream, and diced onion.
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Nutrition InformationYield 10 Serving Size 1 cup
Amount Per Serving Calories 400Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 113mgSodium 1083mgCarbohydrates 10gNet Carbohydrates 6gFiber 4gSugar 5gProtein 37g
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