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Low Carb Chili Con Carne
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Low Carb Chili Con Carne

A low carb chili con carne recipe full of chorizo, beef, chili, black beans, and simple spices in a rich tomato and red wine gravy. Just 8g net carb per hearty bowl full!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Spanish
Keyword: Chili, comfort food, fall recipes, ket chili, low carb
Servings: 6 bowlfuls
Calories: 390kcal


  • Chili Pot (Big pot)
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • oz Dry chorizo sausage diced
  • 1 pound Ground beef
  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons Paprika
  • 1 large Bay leaf
  • 1 whole Dry Red Chili
  • 1 large Sweet bell pepper diced
  • 2 large Jalapeno pepper diced
  • 28 oz Canned tomato stewed or crushed
  • 1 cup Dry red wine
  • ¾ cup Low carb black beans
  • ½ cup Cilantro fresh


  • Start by rendering off the chorizo in a large pot over medium heat. Rather than frying the chorizo on high heat, add the chorizo to the cold pot and slowly raise the temperature in order to release as much of the fat as possible.
  • After a few minutes once the fat has rendered, add the sliced onions, garlic, and ground beef. Fry until the onion has softened. It's ok if the beef is still slightly underdone, there is still a lot of cooking left. 
  • Next add the cumin, cayenne, paprika, red chili, and bay leaf. Cook off the spices for a few minutes to enhance their flavours before adding in sliced jalapenos, bell peppers, a full 28 oz can of tomatoes, softened low carb black beans, and a low sugar, dry red wine. Everything needs to simmer for at least 25-30 minutes to cook out the alcohol from the wine and meld all the flavours together. The Longer it simmers the better!
  • Add fresh cilantro, and serve low carb chili con carne topped with fresh grated cheese, sour cream, cilantro, chopped jalapeno, and green onions. Enjoy!


Protein Choice: And dry cured sausage or even bacon can be used instead of dry cured chorizo,
Low Carb Black Beans: I usually go for black turtle beans or black soy beans depending what is available. Just look at the label and pick the lowest carb one you are comfortable with.  Something around 25g net carb per cup will work well. You can also try these 1g net carb black soy beans!
You can of course omit the beans completely depending on both your chili con carne and low carb beliefs. 
This 8g net carb chili is a great comfort food to cozy up to on a cool fall day! Click To Tweet


Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8.3g | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 5.4g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 4.9mg | Sugar Alcohols: 0.3g | Net Carbs: 8.1g