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Easy Beef Chili

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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Easy Beef Chili is heartwarming and loaded full of classic chili flavor. Ground beef is simmered together with fragrant spices, tomato sauce and beans. 30 minutes is all you need to bring this Easy Beef Chili to the table!


  • 2 pounds ground beef (85/15 suggested)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and strained
  • 16 oz red kidney beans, rinsed and strained (light or dark red works)
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 30 oz tomato sauce


  1. Heat a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat and add the ground hamburger in. Break apart and brown for a couple minutes. Add in the diced onion and continue to brown for several minutes more, breaking the beef into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Add in the chili powder, cumin and salt.  Pour in the black beans, red kidney beans, diced tomatoes and tomato sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and then reduce the heat to low to allow to continue simmering for about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with desired toppings and enjoy!


  • Slow cooker instructions: Brown the beef and onion together in a skillet before adding to the bowl of the slow cooker. Add in all of the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Cook on high for a 2-4 hours or on low for 6 hours. Can also make on stovetop and transfer to slow cooker to keep warm for serving if desired.
  • Topping ideas: sour cream, shredded cheese, avocado, chips, crackers, cornbread, jalapeño slices, diced onion, cilantro, lime wedges.
  • Nutritional information for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Dinner


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 677
  • Sugar: 8.9g
  • Sodium: 942mg
  • Fat: 21.1g
  • Protein: 47.9g

Keywords: Easy Beef Chili, Chili Recipe

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