How to Make Classic Beef Chili

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The Modified Keto Cookbook: Quick, Convenient, Great-Tasting Recipes for Following a Low-Ratio Ketogenic DietTraditional beef chili does not contain tomato or beans, both of which are carbohydrates. This works in favor for creating a ketogenic chili recipe! It is easy to customize this recipe by using different types of chili powder. Just make sure the blend you use is 100% dried chilies. Seasoning packets will often contain cornstarch, sugar, and other additives.

Chili is always better eaten the next day. This recipe calls for a lot of broth, which will be reduced by half during the cooking process. This helps deepen the flavors of the dish and will allow the meat to become very tender. To increase the fat content further, add a full-fat topping such as sour cream or avocado.

  • Yield: 3 cups


  • 2 pounds (908 grams) 85% raw ground beef
  • ¾ cup (120 grams) diced yellow onion
  • 2 tablespoons (16 grams) chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon (2 grams) cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons (grams) dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon (1.5 grams) garlic powder
  • 2 quarts (1,892 grams) beef broth
  • ½ cup (108 grams) virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons (28 grams) flaxseed meal
  • salt and pepper to taste
How to Make It
  1. Heat a large Dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot over high heat. Add the beef, onion, chili powder, cumin seeds, oregano, and garlic powder to the pot. Sauté the ingredients until the beef is cooked thoroughly with no pink remaining. Do not drain any fat from the beef!
  2. Add the beef broth, olive oil, and flaxseed meal to the beef mixture. Bring to a full boil. Reduce the heat to medium high so the chili maintains a very high simmer. Simmer the chili uncovered, stirring occasionally for up to two hours or until the broth has reduced by half. The chili will have thickened and all ingredients should be evenly suspended in the mixture.
  3. Let the chili rest overnight in the refrigerator. Reheat over medium heat prior to serving. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Nutritional Value Per Serving
532 kcal
Calories from Fat:
388.35 kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
43.15 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
3.65 g
32.31 g
* Above mentioned %DVs (Percent Daily Values) are based on 2,000 calorie food intake.

DVs (Daily values) may be vary depending upon individuals daily calorie needs. Above nutritional values are estimates and should only be used as a guide for approximation. They are not recommendations. Calculations are based on average weight of 194 lbs. and ages of 19 to 50 years.

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