This is one of those dishes that in reality is already about 90% low carb. Well depending on how you make it. If you’re the kind to add corn and sugar to your chili you’re outta luck. There are a bit of carbs from the crushed tomatoes, but in other regards its great. And I’ve discovered black soy beans! Only 2 carbs for one cup! So with a generic mix of onion, mushrooms, meat and the beans, this chili got the thumbs up, and the ever appreciated Hubby stamp of approval. I topped it with a small dollop of sour cream and spiced gouda, and served with garlic toast (1 carb per slice bread even!)

Feel free to throw whatever you like in the chili for meat or veggies! I didn’t find it overly spicy, so if you like your chili with a Devils kiss of heat, add more chili powder and adobo peppers. As Diamond Dallas Page would say, “Make it your own!”


Low Carb Chili


  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef ground lamb, deer, etc. works well too
  • 1 lb mild italian sausage
  • 1 can black soy beans
  • 1 796 ml can crushed tomatoes
  • 2-3 chopped adobe peppers
  • 1 small package of white button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Oro Di Parma Italian tomato paste
  • 3 cups stock 2 cups beef, 1 cup veggie, and a bit more water swirled around the tomato can to clean it out
  • Few hearty dashes of worcestershire sauce

Seasoning Mix

  • 2 tablespoons Mexican chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder **
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon hickory smoked garlic bits
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt to taste


  • Saute the onion in a couple tablespoons of olive oil until soft.
  • Add the ground meat and break up. Sprinkle half of the seasoning mix on the meat and toss to blend.
  • Once the meat is about halfway through browning, add the mushrooms and adobo peppers and stir to mix.
  • Once the meat is finished browning, add the tomatoes, black soy beans, stock, tomato paste, the rest of the spices, and the worcestershire sauce.
  • Bring to a simmer. Salt to taste.


I didn't have an ounce of garlic in my house! I would have minced some garlic cloves and used less powder.
Note that 1 cup of black soy beans is only 2 carbs!
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