Keto chili and tortillas

Keto chili and tortillas

Chili never tasted better than when prepared – keto-style – in your slow cooker. Plenty of time for those Mexican spices to work their magic. Paired with a homemade low-carb tortilla and creamy toppings, this spicy dish delivers a satisfying meal!

Keto chili and tortillas

Chili never tasted better than when prepared – keto-style – in your slow cooker. Plenty of time for those Mexican spices to work their magic. Paired with a homemade low-carb tortilla and creamy toppings, this spicy dish delivers a satisfying meal!
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

Tex-mex seasoning
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp paprika powder
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground cloves
Filling
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ lbs 650 g ground turkey or ground beef
  • ½ (2 oz.) ½ (55 g) yellow onion, finely choppedyellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 2 minced garlic cloveminced garlic cloves
  • ½ cup (1¾ oz.) 120 ml (50 g) celery stalk, finely choppedcelery stalks, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp pickled jalapeños, chopped
  • 1 cup (8½ oz.) 240 ml (240 g) canned whole tomatoes, drained and diced
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp salt
Low-carb tortilla
  • 5 oz. 140 g butter
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp ground coriander seed
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt
  • 8 8 egg, lightly beateneggs, lightly beaten
Serving
  • ½ cup 120 ml sour cream
  • 9 oz. (7 cups) 260 g (1.7 liters) lettuce
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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

Tex-mex seasoning

  1. In a small bowl, combine ingredients for the Tex-mex seasoning.

Filling

  1. Warm the oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef and Tex-mex seasoning, stirring together, and cook until the beef has browned.
  2. Put the seasoned beef into a slow cooker, together with the other ingredients, and mix well. Be sure to drain the tomatoes before adding them to the dish. Cook for at least 6-7 hours on low heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Low-carb tortilla

  4. Melt the butter in a large frying pan, over medium heat. Once melted, transfer the butter to a bowl, which will prevent the butter from browning; cool to room temperature. Set the pan aside, as this will be used for the tortillas.
  5. Mix the psyllium husk and spices in a medium bowl. Add the melted butter, stirring to combine. Gradually add in the eggs, mixing until the batter is smooth, and then let it rest to thicken for a couple of minutes.
  6. Fry the tortillas over medium heat, about 2 minutes per side. Once golden, place on a cooling tray. You should have enough batter to make one tortilla per serving, and each tortilla should be approximately 5-6" (13-15 cm) in diameter.
  7. Fill each tortilla with the beef mixture, and serve with shredded lettuce and a generous dollop of crème fraîche or sour cream.

Quick version

If you don't have a slow cooker... or just don't have time, you can also cook the seasoned ground beef mixture in the pan. Cook until soft and juicy.

Tip!

Make a large batch of chili and store in the freezer for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. It's perfect served in a bowl, topped with cheese, chopped tomatoes or peppers, and crème fraîche.

If you're more into tacos, you can also make smaller tortillas! That way you can easily grab them with your hands! You can also elevate the experience with some shredded cheese and chopped fresh cilantro added on top.

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8 comments

  1. geraldine denise kuss
    Hi,

    The Tortilla Recipe,

    it's quite difficult to get Psillium in Brazil, so can Chia Flour be substituted instead?

  2. Wendy
    You can buy this on Amazon
  3. KK
    Is this something you are suppose to make like "pancakes" where you pour the mixture into the pan or does this need to be rolled out and shaped into a tortilla; like I see in other recipes???
    Reply: #4
  4. KK
    after re-reading you clearly say batter two times! I can't wait to try this out :)
  5. Talitha Jasmine
    These are delicious. Any ideas on how to make a sweet version? Tastes so much like a pancake. Wondering if I used two sweet spices like cinnamon and something else if that would work too.
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    These are delicious. Any ideas on how to make a sweet version? Tastes so much like a pancake. Wondering if I used two sweet spices like cinnamon and something else if that would work too.

    You may be able to add a few drops of liquid stevia to the batter.

  7. Beth Loft
    Do these tortillas freeze well?
    Reply: #8
  8. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Do these tortillas freeze well?

    Yes, you can prepare these ahead of time. Check out the tips on the main tortilla recipe page.
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/recipes/low-carb-tortillas

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