Low Carb Chili


2 lbs 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 cloves, mashed
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp hot red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground allspice
6 oz tomato paste
3 bay leaves
4 oz canned mushroom slices, drained (or fresh, cooked)
3/4 chopped green bell peppers
2 tsp salt (optional)
4 cups cold water


  1. In large stockpot, brown meat, drain fat.
  2. Add water, cinnamon, cumin, onions, Worcestershire sauce, cloves, salt (if desired), chili powder, pepper, allspice, tomato paste, bay leaves, mushrooms, and green peppers. Bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to simmer. Cook 3 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Additional Information

This is excellent topped with shredded cheese or sour cream!


  • Amount Per Serving:            Makes 9 servings
  • Calories 143.2                          Saturated Fat 1.4 g
  • Total Carbs 5.9 g                     Unsaturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 1.6 g                   Potassium 183.7 mg
  • Sugars 3 g                              Protein 22.3 g
  • Total Fat 3.8 g                           Sodium 209.1 mg

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