Cut bacon into 1" pieces and fry until crisp. Remove from pan, leaving grease.
While bacon is cooking, slice green onions. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the sliced green parts for garnish.
Add ground beef and un-reserved green onion to bacon grease and chop with the side of a spoon. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until almost cooked through.
While ground beef is cooking, chop green or red peppers. Reserve 1 tablespoon for garnish. Also chop zucchini into 1/2" dices.
Add remaining peppers, zucchini, spices and cooked bacon to ground beef. Turn heat to low and cook 20 minutes to let flavors blend and develop. Stir occasionally.
Shred cheese while chili is cooking. Slice or dice cherry tomatoes.
To serve, place chili into bowls and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, reserved peppers, and green onions.
Ingredient notes, particularly for diabetics:Bacon: Most bacon is sugar-cured. Use uncured or salt-cured bacon if possible; otherwise look for bacon with less than 1g of sugar per serving.Sour Cream: Use full-fat sour cream as it has less tendency to spike blood sugar. However, if you cannot tolerate dairy, omit it.Cheddar cheese: You can use any type of cheese that you prefer, as long as it does not spike your blood sugar. Shred your own with a grater; commercially shredded cheese is coated with a starch to keep it from sticking together and that starch will raise the carb count and impact your blood sugar. Again, omit if you cannot tolerate dairy.Sweet peppers: Do not use yellow peppers as they have considerably more sugars than green or red peppers.Spices: vary quantities to taste. If you do not have jalapeno powder, use additional cayenne (buy jalapeno powder on Amazon if your local store does not carry it). Use less or omit the cayenne and jalapeno for a milder chili. Zucchini: omit for an even lower carb version -- just 4g per serving.Tomato: If you do not have cherry tomatoes, use 2 tablespoons diced tomato. Limit your portion carefully as tomatoes contain a lot of sugar. Omit tomato and cut out 1g carb per serving. Ground beef: vary amount to suit your needs.Accompaniments: This is great with my Keto Bread and the Keto/Low-Carb version of my Greek Salad IF it works with your carb limits per meal.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 751Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 25g125%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 31.7mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.