Carnivore Chili Recipe

Spice up your carnivore diet with this easy and delicious carnivore chili. Perfect for those cold winter nights when you want a warming, meaty meal, this chili is packed with flavor and so simple to make.

Using just ground meat and basic spices like cumin, chili powder, and cayenne pepper, you’ll have a nourishing chili ready in no time. And with no beans, tomatoes, or other plant ingredients, this recipe fits right in with carnivorous eating.

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Satisfying and protein-rich, this chili lets the deep, savory taste of the meat shine. Topped with grated cheese, it makes a complete, carnivore-compliant meal on its own. Or serve it alongside a fresh salad or steamed greens.

Read on for the easy step-by-step method to make this tasty carnivore chili that will warm you up on the inside!

👍 Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Meaty Deliciousness- This chili is packed with 3 entire pounds of delicious ground meat, making it a carnivore’s dream come true. Each hearty mouthful is rich, savory, and so satisfying.

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Spice Up Your Life– With a blend of cumin, chili powder, paprika, black pepper, cayenne, and salt, this chili delivers a symphony of flavors and just the right amount of heat to keep things interesting. It will add some excitement to your day!

Cheesy Goodness– What’s better than meat and spices? Meat, spices, and melted cheese! The grated cheese on top takes this chili over the top, adding a creamy, gooey factor that perfectly complements the more complex flavors underneath.

✨ Recipe Ingredients

For this carnivore chili recipe you will need:

  • 3 pounds Ground Meat
  • 2 tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Chilli Powder
  • Beef Broth or Water
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika (I used smoked paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • Grated Cheese

👨‍🍳 How To Make

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Step 1

Start by browning the meat in a skillet.

Step 2

Add the cumin, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, cayenne, and salt. Mix well. Then, add some broth/water (depending on how you like you carnivore chilli).

Step 3

Add grated cheese on top and serve. I also like adding eggs to the chili. 

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💡Tips

1. Experiment with Different Meat Choices

While basic ground beef is used in the recipe, feel free to get creative with different types of meat. Ground pork, bison, lamb, turkey, chicken, and combinations of these would all taste delicious. Mixing a few varieties together can provide more complexity and texture.

2. The Cheese Factor

Grated cheese on top of chili not only adds a layer of flavor but also texture and visual appeal.

Consider using a mix of cheeses for complexity- sharp cheddar for its tanginess, Monterey Jack for its melting properties, and a smoked gouda for a hint of smokiness to complement the smoked paprika in your recipe.

You can also stir in a small amount of finely grated cheese directly into the chili a few minutes before serving. This introduces a subtle creaminess and depth that can elevate the dish to new levels.

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3. Broth vs. Water

The choice between beef broth and water can significantly affect the depth of your chili’s flavor. Beef broth adds richness and a layer of complexity that water simply cannot match. I prefer making this carnivore chilli recipe with bone broth.

4. Adjust Spice Levels to Your Taste

The amount of spices like cayenne, chili powder, and black pepper can be tweaked up or down depending on how hot you want the carnivore chili to be.

Start with the suggested amounts and then add more of each one to ratchet up the heat level. Consider serving carnivore friendly hot sauce on the side too.

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Variations

1. Steak Chili– Skip the ground meat and use 2 pounds of diced chuck steak or other stewing beef, cooked first before adding spices. 

2. Bison Chili– Replace the 3 pounds of ground beef in this carnivore chili recipe with 3 pounds of lean ground bis. Bison has a rich, slightly sweet flavor that makes a delicious chili base. Add an extra tablespoon of chili powder to complement the earthy notes of the bison.

Storage

This carnivore chili can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to let it cool completely before storing. When reheating, add a bit of beef broth or water to thin it out if needed. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use different types of ground meat for this chili?

Absolutely! While ground beef is the classic choice, you can experiment with ground lamb, ground pork, or even ground bison. Each meat type will bring its own unique flavor profile to the chili.

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2. My carnivore chili seems a bit thin. How can I thicken it?

Simmer longer: Letting the chili simmer uncovered will reduce the liquid and intensify the flavors.

3. Can I freeze leftovers of this chili?

Yes! zero carb carnivore chili freezes beautifully. Allow the chili to cool completely, then divide it into individual portions or freezer-safe containers. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3-4 months.

Spices In This Chili & Carnivore Diet

The carnivore diet is centered around animal foods like meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. The main foods that are avoided are plants like fruits, vegetables, grains, beans, nuts, and seeds.

However, the carnivore diet does allow for the use of seasonings and spices. The key is that these ingredients are used in very small quantities simply to enhance flavor, not as main calorie or nutrient sources.

In this recipe, the base is 3 pounds of ground meat. This supplies an abundance of protein and bioavailable nutrients and minerals that are ideal on a carnivore way of eating.

The spices and seasonings included – cumin, chili powder, paprika, black pepper, cayenne, and salt – add tons of flavor without providing almost any calories or carbohydrates. As long as these ingredients are organic and high quality, they can be a great way to add excitement and diversity to carnivore meals.

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Some carnivore advocates recommend eliminating spices entirely in case of sensitivities or autoimmune reactions. But most acknowledge that spices are generally fine on a carnivore diet, as long as animal foods still make up 99% or more of total calorie and nutrient intake.

The optional grated cheese on top provides additional wholesome dairy fat and protein to what is already a nutrient-dense, animal-based meal.

Making tasty, exciting carnivore recipes like this chili allows people to stick with the diet long-term. Having delicious high-fat meat dishes you look forward to eating makes the carnivore lifestyle sustainable. It ensures continued consistency with the diet instead of flavor fatigue or boredom that can happen if you just eat plain meat every day.

So in summary, this carnivore chili is centered around fatty animal foods, with herbs and spices included purely for additional flavor. This makes it a fantastic option for those following carnivore or zero carb diets. It adds flavor diversity without conflicting with carnivore guidelines. Enjoy!


This simple yet flavorful carnivore diet chili recipe is perfect for those following a meat-focused diet. With just a few ingredients, you can make a hearty and delicious one-pot meal.

Be sure to check out more low-carb and carnivore recipes on my website. Feel free to leave any questions or comments below, and let me know if you have any recipe requests for future posts! I hope you enjoy this carnivore chili recipe.

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Carnivore Chili
Spicy, satisfying carnivore chili ready in minutes! This simple recipe is perfect for carnivore and meat-lovers alike.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 223kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds Ground Meat
  • 2 tablespoons Cumin
  • 2 tablespoons Chilli Powder
  • Beef Broth or Water
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika (I used smoked paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • Grated Cheese
Instructions
  • Start by browning the meat in a skillet.
  • Add the cumin, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, cayenne, and salt. Mix well. Then, add some broth/water (depending on how you like you carnivore chilli).
  • Add grated cheese on top and serve. I also like adding eggs to the chili. 
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Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword carnivore chili recipe, zero carb carnivore chili

Nutrition

Serving: 3.5oz | Calories: 223kcal | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g

 

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