Ninja Foodi Recipe: Beanless Chili Low Carb & Keto Friendly

This Beanless Chili is packed with flavor, the perfect amount of heat and of course low Carb and Keto friendly. I made this recipe in my new Ninja Foodi, but you could also make the same recipe in your instant pot or even crockpot.

Ninja Foodie or Instant Pot Beanless Chili Low Carb Recipe

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I’m loving my Ninja Foodi because it does pretty much everything besides dice everything up, If only…lol

The Ninja Foodi is a pressure cooker, steamer, air fryer, dehydrator, broiler, slow cooker and as you will see in this recipe if you have things that need to be sautéed prior to pressure or slow cooking you can do it right in the Ninja Foodi instead of having to dirty up another pan over on the stove top.

In fact, I recently donated my air fryer, veggie steamer and rice cooker, which made for a lot of extra space in my small pantry!

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What really blows my mind is that we are about to make flavor-packed chili in 10 minutes…

First, dice up your onion, green pepper and mince your garlic if you don’t have already minced garlic on hand.

Set your Ninja Foodi to Sauté, medium-high heat and add your onion, garlic, green pepper, one tablespoon of avocado oil and sauté for about 2 minutes.

Ninja Foodie or Instant Pot Beanless Chili Low Carb Recipe

Then you will add in the ground beef, preferably Organic Grass-fed Beef.

Ground beef is one of those things you really should splurge and go organic, because any growth hormones, antibiotics or who knows what else the cow is given, you are now consuming.

I’ve written an entire guide on Buying Organic, so you can see what foods are essential to buy organic, and which foods you don’t need to bother buying organic. You can check it out here.

Along with the ground beef, add in all your dry seasonings to the Ninja Foodi; salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder, and cumin. Stir it all up and sauté until the ground beef is browned.

Ninja Foodie or Instant Pot Beanless Chili Low Carb Recipe

Now, drain the two cans of fire roasted diced tomatoes, add them to your Ninja Foodi along with the green chilies and freshly squeezed lime juice. Give it another stir before adding the bay leaves.

Put the lid on your Ninja Foodi, switch it to pressure cook, and cook on high for 10 minutes.

At the end of the 10 minutes let it sit for about 5 minutes, so it naturally releases the pressure. Then switch the vent knob over to vent. Be careful it will be hot!

Ninja Foodie Recipe: Beanless Chili Low Carb & Keto Friendly

Let all the steam vent out before removing the lid, and you’re ready to enjoy!

Ok and seriously take my advice on this one... you also need to make these Cheddar Biscuits or Keto “cornbread” to go along with your bowl of chili!

This chili makes for a perfect Keto friendly, yet kid/husband approved dinner or easy meal prepped lunches that you can make Sunday night, portion out so you can grab and go on your way out the door each morning!

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Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot Bean-less Chili

 Prep time: 10 Minutes • Cook time: 10 Minutes


  • 2 lbs Ground Beef

  • 1 Tbs Minced Garlic

  • 1 Tbs Avocado Oil

  • 1 Onion, diced

  • 1 Green Pepper, diced

  • 1 Tbs Salt

  • 1 Tbs smoked Paprika

  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

  • 3 Tbs Chili Powder

  • 1 Tbs Cumin

  • 21 oz Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes (1.5 cans)

  • 2 Tbs Tomato Paste

  • 40z can Green Chilies

  • Juice from 1 lime

  • 3 Bay Leaves


  1. Set Ninja Foodi to Saute, medium-high heat and add diced onion, green pepper and avocado oil and saute for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add ground beef , salt, smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. Stir and saute until ground beef is browned

  3. Drain canned tomatoes and add to the pot along with the green chilies and lime juice. Stir until well combined.

  4. Add bay leaves, put the pressure cooker lid on and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes

  5. Once it finishes cooking let it set for 5 minutes to relieve the pressure. After 5 minutes flip the vent knob over to vent (careful it will be hot), let all the steam vent out.

  6. remove the lid, give it a good stir and serve.

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Nutritional information is provided and I keep it as accurate as possible. Keep in mind nutrition facts on all ingredients may vary depending on the different brands you may use. I am not a doctor and advise solely from personal experience. Please consult your doctor before adding any supplement or foods to your current diet.