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Cheesy Salsa Chili (low carb, low sodium)

November 12, 2020

By: Shelly Marie Redmond, Registered Dietitian, Author of the Skinny Louisiana Series

Fall is officially slow cooker season, and the pantry-friendly ingredients in this recipe make it a quick one to put together in the morning! Keep this dish lean by using 90/10 ground meat and low-sodium taco seasoning. 

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Cheesy Salsa Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. ground 90/10 sirloin*
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans no-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 16 oz. jar salsa
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 1 cup 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: light sour cream, chopped tomatoes, cilantro


  • Combine the first five ingredients in a slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove lid. Stir in cheese until melted.
  • Serve with optional toppings.

Are you looking for additional slow cooker recipes? Check out our Six Crockpot Chicken Recipes (3 ingredients only)!

Yield: 12 servings.

Nutrition Facts per Serving:

Calories: 220. Total fat: 11g. Cholesterol: 65mg. Sodium: 420mg. Total carbohydrate: 6g. Fiber: 1g. Sugar: 3g. Protein: 21g.



Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN is the creator of the KLA Kitchen - a clinic devoted to teaching women the CORRECT keto (plant-based fats and lots of fiber!), low-carb, and anti-inflammatory lifestyle to lose weight, balance hormones, decrease pain and cholesterol, and eliminate migraines without busting the budget, energy, and time while keeping their families happy and healthy. She is the author of the Skinny Louisiana series and is the co-founder of the Migraine and Anti-Inflammatory Institute of the South, opening early 2021. She hopes to release her new websites www.klakitchen.com and www.migrianeis.com early September 2020.


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