Beef & Bean Chili



Beef & Bean Chili

Beef & Bean Chili |

Simple and comforting beef and beans slow simmered in diced tomatoes, chili powder, and other spices.  This easy chili recipe screams “COMFORT FOOD”! Grab a bowl, add some chips and guacamole and settle in.

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Dinner / Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 red pepper, diced
  • 2 Tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 (15 oz) can kidney beans with juices
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated – optional as garnish
  • 1 cup sour cream – optional as garnish


  • Bring a large “heavy bottomed” pot to medium high heat and enough oil to lightly coat the bottom of the pan.  Add beef and onions.  Cook uncovered ~ 7 minutes, stirring, or until meat is nearly done.  Add the garlic and peppers and cook ~ 5 minutes.  Add remaining ingredients, except cheese and sour cream.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered ~ 30 minutes.  Add more chili powder and salt to taste and cook an additional 5 minutes.
  • Serve with cheddar cheese and sour cream.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


  • Add water at 1/2 cup increments if the chili begins to dry out.
  • If you think the chili is too “soupy”, remember that it will thicken as it cools.
  • The meat in interchangeable in chili.  Try ground chicken or turkey if you want.


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Keywords: Chili, Beef, Beans, Gluten Free, Comfort Food, Dairy Free

Rating: 5

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2 Replies


This is very similar to the chili that I make. I did wonder, though, about the nutritional value list. Does it include the cheese and sour cream in the calorie count?

Rating: 5

Hi Jo, I don’t provide the nutritional analysis, so I think you got here through yummly’s website as they provide nutritionals. I will double check with them but I believe that they include everything in the recipe, so that would include the cheese and sour cream. When I look at their site, it shows a serving size of 7 for the nutritional analysis and it looks like it should be correct. Thank you!


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