Oma's No Bean Chili: My fav low-carb dinner!

Make this NO bean chili and listen to the compliments come pouring in. Not only that, but it's so easy to change up this recipe from a soup to a sauce. 

Without the beans, this is a nice low-carb dinner. OR add a couple of cans of kidney beans (red or white) or your favorite types. 

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

90 minutes

Total Time

100 minutes


Makes 8 servings


  • 1½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 package (1½ ounces) hot and spicy chili seasoning mix
  • 28-ounce can crushed or ground tomatoes
  • 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • salt and pepper as needed


  1. Brown ground beef in olive oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Stir well and bring to simmer. If needed, add a bit of water (about 1 cup) if the chilli is too thick. Cover and let simmer about 1 to 1½ hours or until veggies are tender, stirring occasionally.
  3. Season with extra salt and pepper if needed. Want it spicier? Add about ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes.

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