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Keto-Approved Bison Chipotle Chili

A delicious & hearty meal for those on Whole30 or the Keto diet.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Servings 6 people


  • Large Pot or Dutch Oven
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Potato Peeler


  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 small Sweet Potato small dice
  • 1 yellow onion small dice
  • 1 green bell pepper small dice
  • 1 red bell pepper small dice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 lb ground bison
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cilantro garnish, optional
  • Avocado garnish, optional
  • Jalapeno, raw or pickled garnish, optional


  • Heat the avocado oil in a medium/large pot over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot and glistening in the pot, add the onion and peppers. Cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Next, add the ground bison and break up with a wooden spoon into bite size pieces. Season the meat & veggies with a generous sprinkle of salt & pepper.
  • *You won't have to drain the bison fat as the meat is so lean*. Once the ground bison is cooked through, add the minced garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add the diced sweet potato and a generous sprinkle of salt. *Potatoes take a LOT of salt*
  • Next, add the diced tomatoes (with juices - do not drain) and beef stock.
  • Allow everything to reach a boil before reducing the heat and allowing the chili to simmer on low for 30-45 minutes.
  • Season the chili with salt & pepper to taste. Garnish with whatever you want!


Sweet potato really gives this recipe so much depth since there are no beans in the chili. Beans are not on a Whole30 or keto-friendly diet so the sweet potato provides a filling substitute,