Because it’s cold and you need a warm hug in a bowl, this situation will be perfect. It combines two of my absolute loves – beef and bacon – into a comforting bite that you’ll enjoy. Oh, and the leftovers? Amazing!!!
Keto Beef & Bacon Chili
1 pound of ground chuck
6 strips of bacon, cut into pieces
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 cup of chopped onion
1/2 cup of diced bell pepper
1/2 cup of diced celery
2 teaspoons of garlic paste
1 heaping tablespoon of tomato paste
1 12 ounce can of diced tomatoes
1 cup of canned crushed tomato
2 cups of beef stock
2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon of Kosher salt
1/4 cup of brown sugar substitute
To garnish: shredded cheese, chopped scallions, diced avocado, sliced jalapeño, chopped cilantro, and sour cream
Start by heating a stock pot on the stove and adding in the bacon. Let the bacon cook for 2 minutes while it renders some of its fat. Then, add in the olive oil and ground chuck. Cook the meat mixture on medium high heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, add in the onion, bell pepper, celery, and garlic paste. Cook for an additional 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and fragrant. Add in the remaining ingredients and cook uncovered on medium heat for 15 minutes.
To serve, add a portion to a bowl and garnish with your choice of ingredients and enjoy immediately.