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Quick Stovetop Beanless Chili {Paleo, Whole30}

A fast stovetop beanless chili that’s packed with flavor and just the right amount of spice. This hearty chili is great for weeknights served on it’s own or with cauliflower rice for a healthy meal that’s paleo and Whole30 compliant.

Author: Michele Rosen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: keto, low carb, Mexican, Paleo, Whole30
Keyword: chili, dinner, easy, paleo, stovetop
Servings: 10 servings


For garnish:

  • Cilantro or green onions
  • lime
  • Sliced avocado
  • Coconut sour cream**


  1. Heat a large stock pot over medium high heat and add the oil. Crumble the ground beef into the pot and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper. Cook the beef, stirring, until 3/4 browned, and at this point you can choose to drain some of the grease if you desire, depending on how lean your beef is. Add the onion and bell pepper to the pot and cook until the beef is browned and the veggies softened, then add the jalapeños and garlic and cook another minute.

  2. Once the garlic is softened, add in the tomatoes, tomato paste, broth or stock, spices and salt. Stir to combine, then cover the pot and let the chili simmer for 15-20 minutes (or longer if you have time.) While the chili simmers, prepare the garnish - see my note if you're making coconut sour cream.

  3. Serve hot, garnished as desired and enjoy! Store leftover chili in a tightly lidded container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze to keep longer. You can reheat the chili in the microwave or in a pot on the stovetop.

Recipe Notes

** To make Whole30 compliant sour cream with coconut cream, mix 1/2 cup of thick, cold coconut cream with 2 tsp lemon or lime juice and 1/8 tsp fine sea salt. I like to use the 365 brand (Whole Foods) for this as it’s very thick and creamy. Feel free to adjust the salt and lemon to taste


Calories: 327kcal
Carbohydrates: 26g
Protein: 23g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 6g
Cholesterol: 62mg
Sodium: 1406mg
Potassium: 1403mg
Fiber: 6g
Sugar: 15g
Vitamin A: 2641IU
Vitamin C: 43mg
Calcium: 86mg
Iron: 6mg