Beef Chili

Beef Chili

This Beef Chili is the perfect hearty recipe for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Loaded with beans, packed with flavor, and so easy to make! 

Beef Chili

 

 

Chili is one of my all-time favorites and is always included in my weeknight dinner’s rotation. Beef chili is so easy to make! Cooked on the stove in one pot, ready in 30 minutes or less. Packed with chunky beans, hearty ground beef, and vegetables. This chili is super nutritious. Season with plenty of cumin and chili powder, which are an absolute must for that perfect chili flavor. I like to add diced chipotle peppers to add some heat, but beware because they are VERY spicy! 

Beef Chili Ingredients: 

  • Olive oil
  • 85% lean ground beef
  • Chopped red onion
  • Kidney beans, white and red, drained
  • Chili pinto beans with sauce 
  • Sweet corn, drained
  • Tomato sauce
  • Chicken broth
  • Canned chipotle peppers
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Salt & pepper

Chili Toppings:

  • Sour cream
  • Avocado
  • Shredded cheese
  • Tortilla strips
  • Diced green onions
  • Diced jalapeño

Make the chili: 

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot and add the onions, sauteé until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook through, pressing down with a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. 
  3. Add the beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, and seasonings. Stir to combine
  4. Bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  5. Assemble the chili and add your toppings.

This chili is a perfect leftover food to enjoy all week long. Just reheat in the microwave for a quick and delicious lunch or dinner.

Can chili be frozen? 

Absolutely! Chili reheats very nicely, store frozen chili for up to 1 month. Serve hot chili immediately, leftovers will last in the fridge for 1 week. 

 

Hearty Beef Chili
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Beef Chili

Beef chili cooks on the stovetop in 30 minutes for the perfect easy weeknight dinner
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Beef chili, Chili, Easy chili recipe
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 250kcal
Cost: $10

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 lb. 85% lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup chili pinto beans, with sauce
  • ½ cup red kidney beans drained
  • ½ cup cannellini beans (white kidney beans) drained
  • ¼ cup sweet corn drained
  • 1 tbsp diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a large pot and add the onions, sauteé until soft, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the ground beef and cook through, pressing down with a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes. 
  • Add the beans, corn, tomato sauce, broth, and seasonings. Stir to combine.
  • Bring to a boil and boil 3 minutes, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Assemble the chili and add your toppings.

Notes

Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 1 week

Nutrition

Calories: 250kcal
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