A low carb no bean chili is easy to make. Just take out the beans and add a bit more meat. Can be made mild or turn up the heat with more hot chili peppers.
We grew some red hot chili peppers this year in the garden. I don’t remember the name of the variety, but they looked like red hot chili peppers.
The peppers were green on the plant most of the summer. It wasn’t until late summer that they all started to turn red. I was surprised at how many peppers shot off the small plant we planted.
I was told that these peppers can be dried and used as a seasoning throughout the year. They are a hot pepper, though not the hottest you can get. For this chili recipe I chopped up the fresh peppers with a hand chopper.
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Since I wanted the a low carb no bean chili, I omitted the beans and used canned black olives. I suppose I could have used black soy beans, but I didn’t have any on hand.
I also added a small amount of cinnamon which enhances the flavor. The amount of hot peppers I used was perfect.
I didn’t measure, but it was around 1/4 cup, maybe a little less. In all, I used one regular sized pepper and two small ones in this no bean chili recipe.
Since these were hot peppers, I made sure I had some gloves on when chopping. And, when working with hot peppers, you need to be careful not to get the juice near your eye.
I provide warning based on my own experience. It’s important to practice safety in the kitchen!
I think you are really going to love this low carb no bean chili recipe. Beans are just a cheap filler anyway, like rice.
Most fillers are very starchy. The black olives add flavor as well as healthy fat.
I will definitely be making this recipe again. If you like a chunkier chili and don’t mind a little extra carbs from the tomatoes, you may like my chunky low carb chili recipe which you can find here.
How do you like your chili? With bean or without? Hot or spicy?
Low Carb No Bean Chili Recipe
Low No Bean Carb Chili
- 3 cups water
- 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 cup onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 6 ounces tomato paste
- 3 bay leaves
- 2.25 ounces sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup chili peppers finely chopped
Brown ground beef in large pot and drain out fat.
Add remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer about 2 hours.
Net carbs per serving: about 5g