I’ve been doing Keto now for over 5 years. I stray away, put on weight, but I always have come back to Keto. I will go into my thoughts on the Keto lifestyle in another post, so if you have any questions for a seasoned Keto’er, leave them in the comments. Anyhow, I have an arsenal of tried and true Keto recipes that make me feel like I’m not depriving myself when I get an itch for something…indulging. Here’s one of my favorite Keto Dinner Recipes, Chili.
You can’t go wrong with Chili, and it’s so easy to make.
What you’ll need:
1 lb of beef/turkey/chicken (Your preference, I used lean turkey)
1/2 Green pepper
1/2 Large Onion
4 tsp Chili powder
4 tsp Cumin
3 tablespoons of minced Garlic (I didn’t have fresh garlic on hand, so I used 4 tablespoons of garlic powder)
Salt, pepper, basil, and parsley (I eyeballed these, basically just tasting the chili till I got how much I desired)
1/2 can of Tomato Paste
1 cup of diced tomato
4 cups of Chicken/Beef broth
I added a little more olive oil and cooked it all a little longer until the onions and green peppers got soft. Then I added the tomato paste and diced tomatoes. Instead of using water to lubricate the tomato paste I used chicken stock. I would have probably preferred beef, but I didn’t have any at the moment. The carb count so far is 12.5 net for the tomato paste, 8 net for the diced tomatoes, and 2.5 net for the green pepper.
I added about 2 more cups of broth, and two tablespoons of flax meal to help thicken the chili, just enough to thicken, but not affect the taste. Flax meal is a GREAT source of fiber, and I use it a lot with Keto. I put the lid on and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. I went back and added about two more tablespoons of chili powder and cumin, but that was just my personal preference.
This recipe should yield about 4 servings, and come to 5.8 net carbs per serving. I’m eating it now and it is YUMMY! I don’t even miss the beans! This is the first in a slew of Keto Dinner Recipes I intend on posting. Give this one a try and let me know how it works for you. Also if your in the mood for some dessert after this, check out my Keto Brownie recipe. Enjoy!!!