Skip To Main Content

COVID-19 Updates and Resources. Learn More

3 Low Carb Chili Recipes to Heat Up National Chili Month

Low carb chili

Low carb chili might sound like an oxymoron—at least for anyone who’s accustomed to chili recipes stuffed with beans and pasta. Ask a chili purist, however, and they’ll tell you that true chili contains meat, dried chilies, spices, and no beans or noodles. That’s the way it’s made in Texas, the state where it was born in the mid-nineteenth century.[1] That’s good news for Atkins dieters looking to celebrate National Chili Month, which falls in October. We share our top three beanless chili recipes below—enjoy!

Super Chili Bowl

Super Chili Bowl

If you need a quick chili recipe, this is your go-to. It takes just 10 minutes to prep and 15 to cook. The last five minutes might be the most important: that’s when you sprinkle on shredded Monterey Jack cheese and place under the broiler for a warm and melty topper. One serving has 28.6g protein, 19.6g fat, 0.9g fiber, 3.3g net carbs, and 313 calories.

two step salsa chili

Two-Step Salsa Chili

Make quick work of dinner with this easy chili recipe. Start by browning a little more than two pounds of beef chuck, then allow to simmer in a dutch oven with tomatoes, broth, and of course, chili. In two hours, you’ve got a hearty, low carb meal. Each serving contains 33.3g protein, 24.2g fat, 1.2g fiber, 3.9g net carbs, and 385 calories.

Ancho macho chili

Ancho Macho Chili

This 10-serving healthy chili recipe is perfect if you’re expecting company, or preparing a week’s worth of meals for yourself. Browning the five pounds of beef top sirloin and allowing to simmer for 2.5 hours gets you perfectly tender meat. Serve yourself a scant cup for 43.9g protein, 12.4g fat, 1.4g fiber, 3.3g net carbs, and 325 calories.


Learn More About Low Carb Articles & Research

What Breaks an Intermittent Fast?

If you're new to intermittent fasting , you may have a lot of questions about what to do while fasting 1 .

Read More »

Intermittent Fasting 101 & FAQs

Intermittent fasting (IF), also known as time-restricted eating, is the method of eating only during certain times of day—or certain days of the week—and fasting for others.

Read More »

What is Intermittent Fasting: An Introduction For Beginners

Intermittent fasting (IF) is the method of cycling between periods of fasting and eating.

Read More »

Easy Meals to Make Ahead and Freeze

In our busy lives, planning and preparing three meals a day can be quite stressful.

Read More »