Low Carb Chili Recipe

Lisa Grant | Jersey Girl Cooks

Low Carb Chili is savory, spicy, and so very good. What a way to warm up Tuesday!

Low Carb Chili Photo

How do you like your chili? Beans or no beans? Spicy, mild or screaming hot? Green or red sauce? Everyone has a different chili they prefer. For some reason I hated beans as a child, so I always got excited when someone made a bean-less pot of chili.

Even when I was in my twenties, I remember going to a restaurant that specialized in chili and being happy to see that they had a no-bean chili served with spaghetti. As an adult, I started to like the idea of eating beans, especially baked beans next to a side of barbecue. But there is nothing wrong with making a big pot of chili and skipping the beans.

Low Carb Chili Picture

Chili is one of my favorite fall and winter dinner staples. It freezes easily and warms you up in a hurry. I always make a huge pot so there are leftovers to freeze. There is nothing better than knowing you can pull a meal from the freezer on a busy night. It’s pure comfort food and this chili is low in fat and carbs so you could place it right in the healthy category.

I love eating chili next to a side of tortilla chips, cornbread, or in this bread bowl if you are not counting carbs or calories. To me, chili without beans is also the best kind to pile on a hot dog. There are so many different ways you can use leftover chili to recreate a meal. My husband’s favorite is to wrap some up in a tortilla and pile on the cheese. It then transforms to a chili burrito. Don't forget the Fritos!

I particularly love chili in the fall and winter, but no matter what season it is, it’s still one of my dinner favorites. Let's all think about the warmer weather when we can grill those hot dogs, and pull some of this chili from the freezer to create grilled chili dogs!

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Low Carb Chili Recipe

    6 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 1/4 pounds Ground Turkey
  • 3 cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1 small Onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 jalapeños Jalapeños, deseeded and minced
  • 1/4 cup Bell Peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup Salsa
  • 14 ounces Diced Tomatoes, 1 can
  • 1/2 cup Boiling Water
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chili Powder
  • Salt, to taste
  • Crushed Red Pepper, to taste
For Garnish:
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. In a French oven, heat oil on medium high and cook ground turkey for a few minutes or until it starts to brown.
  2. Add garlic, onion, jalapeno peppers and sweet peppers. Cook for five more minutes or until veggies start to wilt.
  3. Add salsa, canned tomatoes, water and chili powder to the pan. Reduce heat to low and stir. Cover the pan and simmer for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally. More water can be added if a thinner chili is desired.
  4. Serve with sour cream and shredded cheddar cheese if desired. 


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Author: Lisa Grant
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 80
Calories 197

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 350mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 2g
Protein 17g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Lisa Grant

About Lisa

Like all moms, Lisa needs quick and easy dinners during the week for her busy family. As our Easy Dinners Fanatic, she creates meals that you can make between soccer and band practice that are full of flavor and good for you too. You can see more from Lisa on Jersey Girl Cooks.

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