This Instant Pot Low Carb Chili is sure to please your palate without the guilt of traditional chili that’s usually loaded with starchy beans.
This Keto Friendly Chili recipe provides all the delicious flavor of a traditional chili, without the added carbs. It is a great recipe to cook in your Instant Pot any night of the week.
It tastes just like the chili you know and love but it will not take you out of ketosis.
This is a super quick recipe that’s perfect for weeknights when you crave something comforting but don’t want to spend a ton of time cooking + it only takes around 30 minutes to make!
I love it as is but you can play with the mix ins and toppings as much as you like. Add some chiles, extra spices, some bacon or a lot of cheese.
This is a super quick recipe but it’s also freezer friendly so you can store it in a Ziplock bag and then just move it from freezer to fridge in the morning and give it a quick reheat in the stove.
What Type of Ground Meat Can You Use in Chili?
For this low carb chili recipe, we simply used one pound of ground beef. You could also substitute the beef for ground pork or ground chicken though if you so desired.
Can You Use Beans in Keto Friendly Chili?
It is better to omit beans in your chili recipe. This is because many of the traditional chili beans are high in carbohydrates.
What Toppings Can be Added to Low Carb Chili?
For this Keto Friendly chili, you can choose to use toppings to add depth of flavor.
You can top it with things like fresh avocado, diced onions, sour cream and even shredded cheese.
Tomatoes Are Keto Friendly
While many people tend to group tomatoes into the vegetable category, they are actually classified as a fruit. Tomatoes are great for those on the Keto diet for many reasons.
Not only are tomatoes low in fat but they are also low in carbohydrates. They contain just 2.4 grams of net carbohydrates per ½ a cup. They are a keto friendly fruit that contains only 2.4 grams of sugar and 16 calories. In fact, tomatoes also contain lycopene, which has been suggested to help prevent heart disease.
How to Make Instant Pot Low Carb Chili
One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is done in your instant pot. If you have never made chili in your instant pot before, you will be surprised at how fast the flavors meld without having to simmer it for hours on the stovetop.
We will not be using beans in this recipe because they are generally high in carbohydrates. Instead, we will be using whole, chopped tomatoes to provide texture.
To make this Keto Friendly Chili Recipe you are going to need:
- Olive oil
- Tomato paste
- Beef Stock
- Chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Step 1: Set Your Instant Pot
To get started, set your Instant Pot to sauté mode. Do not skip this step as you will want to ensure it is ready to brown the ground beef.
Step 2: Brown the Beef
Add oil and ground beef to your Instant Pot. You will want to properly cook the beef until it is browned. This is because it adds additional texture to the chili. This step usually takes approximately 4 minutes.
Step 3: Add in the Onion
Add your onion into the ground beef mixture. Make sure to cook the onion until it because translucent before moving on to the next step.
Step 4: Combine the Ingredients
Add in the remaining ingredients for your Keto Friendly Chili and mix well. Everything must be very well incorporated before you close the lid.
Step 5: Set the Pressure
Close the lid of your Instant Pot and set it to high pressure. Cook on this setting for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to properly combine.
Step 6: Release
Once cooked, perform a manual release of the steam and open the lid. Be careful of the escaping steam, you will not want to burn yourself.
Step 7: Serve and Enjoy
Your Keto Friendly Chili is ready to serve at this point. If desired, you can top it with Keto Friendly toppings of your choice.
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 Garlic clove, minced
- 1 pound ground beef
- 3 Tomatoes, chopped
- 1 Can tomato paste
- 1 Cup beef stock
- 1 Tsp cumin
- 2 Tsp paprika
- 2 Tsp chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Set the Instant Pot to saute. Add oil and ground beef and cook until beef is browned (around 4
minutes). Add onion and cook until translucent.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.
- Close the lid and set on high pressure. Cook for 10 minutes. Manually release steam and open the lid.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I Store Keto Friendly Chili?
The rules for safely storing Keto Friendly Chili are important. In most cases, your chili should be put into the refrigerator within two hours of serving. This will help to keep it safe to consume the leftovers. You can also choose to freeze your chili if you so desire. Before storing your chili, you will want to ensure that you allow it to cool for at least 20 minutes. Then, pack it in glass or plastic containers of your chose and store in the fridge for up to three days. If you are freezing, you can keep it for up to three months in your freezer, just male sure to label it with the date so you know how long it has been in there.
How Do I Reheat Frozen Chili?
To reheat your frozen keto friendly chili, set it in the refrigerator overnight to allow it to thaw safely. When you are reheating, make sure that it boils to kill any bacteria that could have accumulated. This can be done either on the stovetop or in the microwave.