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Beef and bean chili in a large dutch oven
Easy Chili Recipe (30 minute Chili)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
resting time
5 mins
Total Time
40 mins

This easy chili recipe is made with simple chili ingredients.  This can be made in 30 minutes but taste like it's been cooking all day! It's made with ground beef and hearty beans and has a flavorful but mild chili flavor.  The entire family will love this beef chili recipe! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 317 kcal
  • 3 Med Onions, diced into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons Avocado oil (You can use any type or oil or even butter here)
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic, minced
  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef (I used 15% fat but again, anything you like to use will work here)
  • 3 cans Black, Kidney, red, or Pinto Beans (15.25 oz) (I used 2 cans of black beans and 1 can of kidney beans but any combination will work great)
  • 1 can Crushed Tomatoes (28 ounces)
  • 1 can Tomato Paste (4 ounces)
  • 1 can Green Chilies (4 ounces)
  • 1/4 Cup Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Cayenne (optional)
  • 1 tsp Salt + salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  1. In a large dutch oven, add the diced onions and 2 Tablespoons of avocado oil. Cook on medium heat until the onions are golden brown.  Add the minced garlic.

  2. Add the ground beef.  Break up the beef with a spoon and continue to cook on medium heat until there is only a little pink left.

  3. Pour 3 cans of beans into the hamburger mixture.  Do not drain the beans. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and green chilies. Stir until well combined.

  4. Add the chili powder, cumin, cayenne,  and 1 tsp of salt and the pepper. Continue to stir on medium heat and bring to a soft boil.  Do a taste test and add more salt if desired.  Enjoy!

  5. This is another great freezer meal.  You can store it in a covered container and freeze up to a couple months.  

Nutrition Facts
Easy Chili Recipe (30 minute Chili)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 317 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 711mg 30%
Potassium 684mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 9.8%
Vitamin C 21.9%
Calcium 6.4%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.