For my friends on a low carb diet, or those who just don’t like beans in their chili, this recipe is great! My mom isn’t a fan of beans, so this recipe is definitely making it to her kitchen. She doesn’t have an Instant Pot so I’ll include directions for that as well, in the next section. This chili is so tasty you don’t even miss the beans. You can even eat this on a keto diet too, each 1 cup serving has only 10g of net carbs.
I make my chili with ground beef, but feel free to make this with ground turkey, chicken or lamb (or any ground meat you like!). If you want to make this spicy, buy the diced green chiles with the *hot* rating on the can and add in crushed red pepper flakes to taste. This is a mild chili the way I have it prepared. If you make this on your stove top, just sauté the onion, minced garlic cloves and ground beef in a skillet. Transfer everything to a pot on your stove when you add in the liquid ingredients. Or if you have a deep skillet, you can keep the ingredients in the skillet and just add the liquids to it. You’ll need to cover and cook it on low for about an hour. Keep an eye on it and stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving for all methods.
If you’d like to make this in your slow cooker, you’ll need to first sauté the onion, garlic & ground beef then transfer to your slow cooker. Slow cook on Low for 6-8 hours or on High for 3-4 hours. Enjoy! 😋