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Keto Chili (Paleo + Whole30) Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

This no bean Whole30 Keto Chili is filled with rich, meaty flavor! It's an easy meal to throw together in either the slow cooker or instant pot. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 326 kcal
Author Justin + Erica Winn | Real Simple Good

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb stew meat (cubed)
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chipotle powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 2 cups beef broth

Optional toppings:

  • diced onions
  • diced tomatoes
  • avocado
  • shredded cheese (Omit for whole30 or strict Paleo)
  • coconut yogurt
  • sour cream (Omit for whole30 or strict Paleo)

Instructions

For the Instant Pot:

  1. Prep onion, bell pepper and garlic as noted. Place ground beef and stew meat in the instant pot and break the ground beef up into small pieces with a spoon.

  2. Season the meat with the chili powder, smoked paprika, chipotle powder, salt and pepper. Pour in the liquid smoke. Stir the beef to mix in the seasonings.

  3. Pour in the beef broth and add in the onion, bell pepper and garlic. Place the lid on the instant pot and close the pressure valve. Press the "soup" button.

  4. Allow the cooking cycle to complete and then quick release the pressure.

  5. Open the lid when safe to do so. You may need to break up the beef into smaller pieces at this point if needed. Taste soup and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Spoon into bowls, top with desired toppings and enjoy.

For the slow cooker:

  1. Follow steps 1-3 above, placing the ingredients in and mixing in your slow cooker

  2. Secure the lid on the slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. 

  3. You may need to break up the beef into smaller pieces at this point if needed. Taste soup and season with additional salt and pepper as desired. Spoon into bowls, top with desired toppings and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet and do not include optional toppings for this recipe. See our full nutrition information disclosure here.  

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chili (Paleo + Whole30) Slow Cooker or Instant Pot
Amount Per Serving
Calories 326 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 31g62%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.