Texas Style Keto Venison Chili

This keto Venison Chili is absolutely delish...the perfect blend of spices, simmered slow to deepen all those yummy Texas flavors! Eat it plain or pile on the toppings, I promise this chili will leave you longing for winter weather!

Course Main Course, Soup
Keyword chili, easy, Texas, vension
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 360 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons lard or bacon fat
  • 2 lbs ground venison or beef
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 1 bell pepper chopped
  • 1 poblano pepper seeded and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 3 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomato
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 12 oz bottle low carb beer and gluten free if needed!
  • 11/2 cups of water


  1.  In a large pot add lard, fat or oil and ground meat. Season meat with 1 Tbsp kosher salt, 1/2 Tbsp pepper and 2 tsp garlic powder. Cook ground meat on medium high to high heat until brown and caramelized. This will give amazing depth of flavor to the chili so don’t rush this step!

  2. Turn heat down to medium high and add onion, peppers and garlic and cook for 5-7 minutes or until veggies start to soften. The veggies will help pick up all the browned meat bits and help deglaze the pan.

  3. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, beer, water, and remaining seasonings.

  4. Cover and simmer on low for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove lid and simmer for another hour or more, until meat is tender and the chili is your desired consistency. The chili will reduce and thicken while it simmers uncovered. If you like a thinner chili, just leave the cover on. The longer the chili simmers the more tender and decadent it gets…I have let is sit on the stove on a low simmer all afternoon!

  5. Serve up loaded with topping and along side your favorite low carb corn bread!

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Texas Style Keto Venison Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 360 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 2673mg116%
Potassium 965mg28%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 1388IU28%
Vitamin C 59mg72%
Calcium 75mg8%
Iron 7mg39%
* Nutrition facts are approximate and will vary depending on the ingredients used. Carbs from sugar alcohols have been excluded since they have shown to have no impact on blood sugar.