Low carb chili

By Susie624

  • 1 quart water

  • 2 lb extra lean ground beef (5% fat)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon,ground

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 medium onions,chopped

  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce

  • 2 medium garlic gloves, mashed

  • 2 tsp salt (optional)

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes

  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice

  • 6oz tomato paste

  • 3 bay leaves

  • 4oz canned mushroom slices,drained (or fresh,cooked)

  • 3/4 medium green bell peppers, chopped.

  1. (1)brown meat,drain off fat.(2)add remaining ingredients,bring to a boil.(3)simmer for 3 hours,stirring occasionally.(Additional Information)This is excellent with shredded cheese or sour cream!

Nutritional Facts

makes 9 servings amount per serving
calories 243.2
Total Carbs 9g
diatary fiber 1.6g
sugars 3g
total fat 13.8g
sat.fat 6.4g
unsat.fat 2.5
potassium 183.7
protein 22.3g
sodium 209mg

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21 replies

mermaw 2012-04-18 16:35:41 -0500 Report

This sound pretty good, worth at least trying. For some of you that have entered comments: look at the info closer. Several have mentioned that there is no carb count—I see that it clearly states 9 g. A few say it doesn't say number of servings (one even thinks this is a one-serving recipe)—I see "9 servings" clearly listed at the top. As to the comments regarding ingredients—as with most recipes, you can adjust for your preferences. I don't think I want the bell pepper in mine, as it doesn't agree with me, so I will leave it out. Want beans? Add some-but pay attention to John C's advice below. A tsp of cinnamon won't be noticable, but leave it out if you want. Same with allspice. I will leave out the salt, as I never add it to anything. The pepper flakes sound interresting, and good. May up the amount if it isn't too hot as is, but for milder you can use less. For those of you that "have never seen…in chili", read a label. You might be surprised.

Weez 1
Weez 1 2012-01-17 15:33:44 -0600 Report

Michael_1960 I do not see any reason that you can not use fresh products. The can products just makes it more convenient.

Michael_1960 2012-01-04 21:06:47 -0600 Report

It sounds like it might be pretty good, I can't have to much spicey food though, I like alittle beans in my chili, and I'm for the fresh foods as well, not to much for the can goods.

Caroltoo 2012-01-04 17:01:50 -0600 Report

Thanks for an option FREE of beans. Those of us diabetics who cannot use them appreciate this option. Sounds yummy. Gets it's heat from an unusual blend of spices that sound like they would work well together. Thank you.

indiegal1 2012-01-04 16:54:24 -0600 Report

Sounds good to me but? Same goes for me … No Beans? No Thank you … I use? 4 cans of Red light Kidney beans and 1 Huge can of Mrs. Grimes chili beans and a Med. size can .. Then? I Mash the beans with a pot' masher, (Not fully mashed into a paste) … Makes for some Excellent good for you chili with Lots and lots of good for you fiber.

david pinkard
david pinkard 2012-01-04 11:57:58 -0600 Report

this reminds me of pasta sauce! I know I need to cut back on the carbs, but no beans no chili!!! oh and no cinnamon please

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2012-01-04 10:26:58 -0600 Report

Altho cinnamin is good for you, I personally do not like it. I also am not that fond of meat & think this recipe is for men & those meat lovers. I perfer more of a veggie chili myself & chili without some kind of bean (even green beans) is not chili. Beans as some say is high in carbs is also very high in fiber. I have no problem with mushrooms & think everyone makes chili to their liking. Sugar is low in this, but sodium is high & there is no carb count at all even though I am certain it is low. I think everyone can adjust this recipe to their taste, but I don't think I would put in cinnamin or all spice.

jimLE 2012-01-04 10:06:43 -0600 Report

i've heard of worcestershire sauce before..but hot red pepper flakes bay leaves mushrooms and bell peppers in chilli? never heard of that in chilli before..as for beans go.i'll go with-out beans when it comes to my mom. who is Diabetic..but i will go with beans in my chilli in a heart beat..sometimes pinto beans.but if i have a can or 2 of ranch style beans,i'll go with them most times..as for salt goes.i'll use lite salt before any other salt simply because thats the salt my mom prefers

Nannygirl 2012-01-04 09:12:59 -0600 Report

Here is another Texas gal who has been eating chili for 80 years, and has NEVER heard of mushrooms, worcestershire sauce or bay leaves in chili. This recipe needs to include carb count, which is likely quite low, but contains a lot of meat.
Maybe with 5% fat it isn't too bad. I would like to take away a little meat and add a little beans!

starwrtr 2012-01-04 09:03:19 -0600 Report

I thought beans were one of the "good" carbs and full of protein & vitamins? So, wouldn't adding a few beans be a good thing?

CaliKo 2010-10-07 12:01:16 -0500 Report

Thanks, this is a nice reminder recipe, 9 carbs is plenty low enough for my meal plan. You wouldn't think a gal from Texas would forget about chili, but I did. Of course, we'll make chili out of anything that's quit moving, beef, pork, turkey, armadillo … and if you bring up the topic of beans, we'll happily argue that topic for hours too. With or without, and if with, then kidney beans vs. pinto beans vs. black beans, the possibilities are endless.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-10-07 11:50:59 -0500 Report

You could certainly add beans, but look out for the carbs. A 1/2 cup of beans can have 20+ grams of carbs, depending on the kind of beans.

palamina 2010-10-07 11:02:12 -0500 Report

OKAY! Where is the Beans? I have never heard of Chili with no beans…That's why it calls for 2lbs of meat..something as a filler…hummm?

witchcatt 2010-09-29 17:31:08 -0500 Report

What makes this low carb? This looks like my normal recipe except I don't add worchestershire sauce or cinnamon and use fresh tomatoes and mushrooms rather than canned. I stay away from canned foods whenever possible. I also use fresh red peppers rather than flakes.

falcon500 2010-09-29 15:48:29 -0500 Report

This recepie has tomato paste, mushrooms, green pepper, oniuons and worchestershire sauce, all have carbs… please send the carb count…

falcon500 2010-09-29 15:45:45 -0500 Report

This was upseting, no carb count!!!!!!! What a bad thing to l;eave out. Please try again or let us know…

Bellamia 2010-09-29 14:44:11 -0500 Report

I'm with Gladius on the CARB issue and also, these recipes indicate "Servings Per Recipe" as 1!!! I cannot and would not ever eat 2Lbs of beef…could this be 4 serving sizes per recipe, which is still a lot of mear plus other ingredients?

ejestill 2010-09-29 11:40:15 -0500 Report

Not only does this recipe not give you total carbs, but everyone seems to neglect using "salt-free" items for their recipes. I have found an awesome tasting salt-free chili powder mix from Fred Meyer/ Kroger grocery stores. I just add my own amount of salt to it using Kosher Salt which has one third the sodium content of regular table salt. And I can't even begin to imagine just how much less sodium than any of those mixes out there. And using canned anything just screams salt and sodium out to me.