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Triple Meat Keto Carnivore Chili Recipe

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Photo By Cheryl McColgan

Recipe and photos courtesy of Cheryl McColgan, US Wellness August 2021Featured Chef.

Eating chili while following the keto diet is a bit different. I’ve made chili for years, but before now, it always included copious amounts of beans. If you’re eating keto, beans have way too many carbs to include in chili. They also contain lectins which are highly inflammatory. 

As much as I’ve loved beans in the past, they are now out. Enter my latest recipe for keto carnivore chili, also great for those following Whole 30 (except sub the beer with a cup of water).

This keto chili recipe was born out of what I had in the freezer. Ground beef and diced chuck are pretty typical chili ingredients. But then I had some short ribs frozen! What a revelation. The combination of these three types of meat for a delicious keto chili is amazing.

Triple meat keto chili is a carnivore’s delight. I actually like this version better than any I previously made and that’s saying something! I’ve been making and eating chili for a very long time.

You can, of course, make chili on the cooktop. However, the crock pot is perfect for chili. Slow-cooked and ridiculously simple. Take five minutes to put it in the crockpot before you leave for work in the morning and come home to a delicious and super easy home cooked keto meal.

keto carnivore chili, recipe,Cheryl McColgan, August Featured Chef
Photo By Cheryl McColgan


Triple Meat Keto Carnivore Chili

Three types of meat make this Keto Carnivore chili extra delicious by incorporating different textures.

Recipe By: August 2021 Featured Chef Cheryl McColgan | Heal Nourish Grow

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 Hours
  • Total Time: 8 Hours, 5 Minutes
  • Servings: 20 Cups
  • Calories: 172 kcal

USWM Shopping List: Beef Short Ribs, Ground Beef, Beef Chuck Roast


  • 2 cups onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 64 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 32 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons jalapeños chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • half tablespoon spicy chili powder
  • half teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • 1 bottle corona premier beer
  • 1 pound beef short ribs
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound beef chuck diced


  • shredded cheese
  • diced jalapeños
  • chopped onion
  • sour cream
  • avocado


1. Add all ingredients except the meat to the crockpot.
2. Stir to combine and taste to adjust spices to your liking.
3. Add all meat and stir to combine.
4. Cook on low for 9 hours or on high for 6 hours.
5. Take out the short ribs and remove meat from bone.
6. Dice short rib meat and mix back into chili.
7. Serve with sour cream, cheese, avocado, diced raw onion, jalapeños or whatever other toppings you like.


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Notes &


For a spicier version of this chili, replace the regular chili powder with all hot chili powder and add 1 tablespoon of chopped habanero, about 1 pepper. Add 2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo sauce and 2 chopped chipotle peppers.


Explore more recipes from August 2021 Featured Chef Cheryl McColgan on the Discover Blog.


Carol McColgan, August Featured Chef, bio



Cheryl McColgan is the founder of Heal Nourish Grow, an ultimate wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle source. After a serious health challenge and being faced with the possibility of cancer, Cheryl shifted her focus to look even more closely at her health, life, and career. Her passion for teaching, gourmet cooking, travel, and a personal commitment to pursue ultimate wellness is what brought Heal Nourish Grow to life. As US Wellness Meats August 2021 Featured Chef, Cheryl has shared her delicious recipes. You can learn more about Cheryl on the Discover Blog and her blog, Heal Nourish Grow.