During the fall there is nothing like chili. You can make this classic dish in so many ways. It is so good. This is a recipe that I used to make all the time, I just switched it up a bit to make it keto-friendly. It is super easy to make and has little ingredients but it is packed with flavor. Here is what you will need.
2 lbs ground beef
1 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 large cans of tomato puree
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chilies
1 cup beef broth
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ( more if you want more spice)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp parsley flakes
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp granulated stevia
1/2 tsp coffee extract or 1/4 cup plain espresso coffee- a strong brew coffee
- In a skillet over medium heat add the ground beef, onion, and bell pepper. Cook until the ground beef is cooked through. Drain off any fat from the beef. Add the beef mixture to a crockpot.
- Now you can add in all of your other ingredients. I start adding in my liquids first. So add in your broth, Rotel, and tomato puree. Give this a stir before adding in all of your spices.
- Now add all of your spices. salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, cayenne, red pepper flakes, parsley, oregano, granulated stevia, and the coffee extract or strong brew. Mix this until well combined.
- Pop the lid on and set this too high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. You can give this a stir occasionally if you like.
I serve this with sour cream and cheddar shreds. ENJOY!
If you are not keto you can add in your choice of beans at the beginning and let this cook. I would do about two cans of beans rinsed and drained. You can add kidney beans, black beans, navy beans, cannellini beans or any other beans of your choosing.
You can omit the spice if you don’t like heat or add more if you do. I like it on the mild side of heat but I do often add more spice. The granulated stevia helps take out some of the tomato flavor. You do you!