Caveman Chili


This low-carb chili made in a slow cooker is made with pork, bacon, green bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, and spices. It is perfect if you have a "keto caveman" within you.

close up view of Caveman Chili garnished with cheese and fresh herbs, in a black and red bowl, next to a spoon
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
6 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
6 hrs 35 mins


  • 2 pounds ground pork

  • 8 thick slices bacon, chopped

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 3 small green bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste

  • 1 (1.25 ounce) package chili seasoning (such as McCormick®)

  • 1 pinch garlic powder, or more to taste

  • 1 pinch onion powder, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper, or more to taste


  1. Place pork in a skillet over medium heat; season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer pork to a slow cooker.

  2. Place bacon in the hot skillet and cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard grease. Transfer bacon to the slow cooker.

  3. Combine drained tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, and tomato paste in the slow cooker. Add seasoning packet, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper; stir to combine.

  4. Cook on Low until flavors have combined, about 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

357 Calories
22g Fat
12g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 357
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 87mg 29%
Sodium 1031mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 33mg 167%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 725mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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