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Low Sodium Chili Recipe (No Salt Added)

This low sodium chili recipe is a delicious salt-free dinner, a healthier take on this classic dish with meat, veggies, and spices. This chili is loaded with flavor, and slow simmered for a delicious bowl of comfort food.

Making your own low sodium chili is simple to do with a few ingredient swaps!  Use salt free bean, good quality ground beef, and bold spices for a bright and flavorful dish. Serve with a slice of low sodium cornbread for a tasty meal!

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This low sodium chili recipe is one of our go-to comfort food dinners for fall and winter nights.  Its absolutely delicious and has an incredible flavor.  I like loading my chili with vegetables and beans for extra fiber to keep you full.

Once fall rolls around, I am all for chili nights. I love to make a big batch of chili so we can enjoy it for a few dinners during the week. I love using ground sirloin which has an incredible flavor from using really good quality meat. No salt needed for this delicious dinner!

This Low Sodium Chili Recipe is

  • Hearty
  • Spicy
  • Smokey
  • Packed with Vegetables
  • Easy to batch cook, meal prep, or make ahead
  • Gluten Free

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Low Sodium Dinner Recipes The Family Will Love

This easy chili recipe is low in sodium and couldn’t be easier to make!  Low Sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. By building meals around salt free pantry staples and swapping a few ingredients you can make healthier meals for you and your family. 

These salt-free dinners are healthier versions of classics that everyone will love. You can browse all our low sodium dinner recipes. Find your next family favorite!

What’s In This Salt Free Chili Recipe?

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No Salt Canned Beans Versus Homemade

While I love the convenience of no-salt-added canned beans, I also love cooking dry beans from scratch in my Pressure Cooker – the texture is better and it’s more economical.  I use the 8-Quart Instant Pot Ultra, which is larger than standard models3 to 4 times a week. The Instant Pot works wonders for cooking dried beans fast, no soaking required!

While canned beans are super convenient, normal varieties are often loaded with sodium.  If you buy canned beans, I always recommend using a no salt added variety so you can control the amount of sodium in your recipes.

Next time you reach for the canned beans, think about investing in a pressure cooker instead! Homemade beans are incredibly cost efficient, and you can add seasonings and spices to the beans while they cook for extra flavor.

How Do I Make Chili without Salt?

  1.  In a Dutch oven or large pot, add the ground sirloin.  Break it into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon and brown the sirloin over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until all the pink is gone.  With a slotted spoon, remove the meat, and drain most of the grease from the bottom of the pot. Leave about 1 tablespoon to sauté the vegetables.
  2. To the pot, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 7 or 8 minutes until soft. Add the  celery and bell peppers, and sauté for 3 more minutes.
  3. Add the black beans and kidney beans to the pot. Then add diced tomatoes with juice, and add the cooked meat back into the pot.
  4. Add spices to the pot: Chili powder, oregano, parsley, cumin, and chili flakes. Simmer all on low for 1 hour until veggies are tender.
  5. Before serving squeeze fresh lime juice in the chili. Serve with your favorite chili toppings (I like red or green onions, and sour cream1) and fresh chopped cilantro. Store leftovers for up to 4 days in the fridge.

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A Great Make-Ahead Salt Free Dish for Entertaining

This low sodium chilli recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or gathering. Making this recipe in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep on the day-of. This is a great recipe to entertain with, or bring to an event (hello Superbowl parties) . A crowd-pleaser that everyone is sure to love! Check out my other low sodium make ahead meals too.

More Low Sodium Dinners You’ll Love

Low Sodium Salmon Recipe

Low Sodium Meat Sauce for Pasta Recipe (No Salt Added)

No Salt Added Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Low Sodium Beef Stew Recipe

Low Sodium Steak Recipe (No Salt Added)

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Low Sodium Chili

This low sodium chili recipe is a delicious salt-free dinner, a healthier take on this classic dish with meat, veggies, and spices. This chili is loaded with flavor, and slow simmered for a delicious bowl of comfort food.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 351 kcal

Equipment

  • Dutch Oven or large pot
  • Slotted Spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 sweet onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 stalks celery diced
  • 2 bell pepper I use green and yellow
  • 1 13- ounce can black beans
  • 1 13- ounce can kidney beans
  • 28 oz No-Salt-Added Diced Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 limes juiced

Instructions
 

  • In a Dutch oven or large pot, add the ground sirloin.  Break it into smaller pieces with a wooden spoon and brown the sirloin over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes until all the pink is gone.  With a slotted spoon, remove the meat, and drain most of the grease from the bottom of the pot. Leave about 1 tablespoon to sauté the vegetables.
  • To the pot, add the onion and garlic and sauté for 7 or 8 minutes until soft. Add the  celery and bell peppers, and sauté for 3 more minutes.
  • Add the black beans and kidney beans to the pot. Then add diced tomatoes with juice, and add the cooked meat back into the pot.
  • Add spices to the pot: Chili powder, oregano, cumin, and chili flakes. Simmer all on low for 1 hour until veggies are tender.
  • Before serving squeeze fresh lime juice in the chili. Serve with your favorite chili toppings (I like tomatoes and sour cream) and fresh chopped cilantro. Store leftovers for up to 4 days in the fridge.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 351kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 24gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 1116mgFiber: 13gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 2287IUVitamin C: 75mgCalcium: 152mgIron: 7mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to confirm amounts.

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