Best Easy Chili Recipe (30 Minute Beef Chili + Video)
The BEST quick and easy chili recipe! Made in 30 minutes on the stovetop, this beef chili is the perfect easy, family-friendly dinner to enjoy while watching football in the fall! It's made from scratch (no packaged seasoning)!
Course Main Course
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Mix cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder, sugar, sea salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Add ground beef to a large pot. Cook until beef begins to brown. (You may need to drain excess fat from the beef halfway through cooking depending on the fat % in your meat).
Add onion, bell peppers and minced garlic to the beef.
Cook over medium-high heat for 5-10 minutes until beef is browned and veggies are soft.
Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and chilies and stir until evenly distributed.
Add spice mixture and stir until evenly distributed.
Add corn and beans and stir until combined.
Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, reduce heat to a simmer until ready to serve.
Serve with your favorite chili fixings! Our favorites include: sour cream, green onions, cheddar cheese, and crushed tortilla chips!
Notes on ingredient substitutions:
Ground beef. I like to use lean ground beef (93/7). However I have used 85% lean beef as well. I have also used ground turkey with excellent results!
Minced garlic. garlic powder can be used in place of minced garlic.
Bell peppers. any color variety of bell pepper works well in this recipe! If you like to add some heat, add some spicier peppers!
Fire roasted tomatoes. You can substitute regular canned, diced tomatoes.
Kidney Beans. I use one can of kidney beans because my husband is not a fan of beans so I don't like to make our chili too "beany." However you can add another can (2 cans total) if you love beans. You can also use any type of beans you like! My other favorites are black beans, great northern (white) beans, and garbanzo beans (chickpeas)!
This chili recipe freezes really well! Simply let it cool to room temperature then transfer it to an airtight, freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to 2 months.
To thaw, simply remove it from the freezer and let it thaw on the counter or in the refrigerator.