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A bowl of freshly cooked ground beef chili

Chili Recipe

Comforting and easy to make classic ground beef Chili recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ground beef, soup, stew
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 197kcal
Author Maike




  • Heat a heavy large pot over medium heat. Add beef, sauté until cooked through, breaking up with spoon, about 8 minutes. Transfer cooked beef into a large bowl.
  • Add onions and garlic to the same pot. Sauté onions until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add spices and sauté until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked beef and diced tomatoes. Cover partially, simmer until chili is thick, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Add red kidney beans (with their liquids) to the pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes.


For a modified chili substitute 1 pound of ground chicken or ground turkey for the ground beef. 


Calories: 197kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg