This simple and easy chili recipe can be made in one pot in a little over half an hour and with only a handful of pantry staple ingredients.
Course Main Course
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 40minutes
Servings 4to 6 servings
1large yellow or white oniondiced
¼cup(66g) tomato paste
4clovesgarlicminced or pressed
114-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
115-ounce can pinto beansdrained and rinsed
115-ounce can kidney beansdrained and rinsed
In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Once hot add onion and cook until onions just begin to turn translucent around the edges, about 5 minutes.
Add ground beef and salt, and cook, stirring often, until beef is browned. If the beef released an excessive amount of fat (more than a tablespoon or two), you can drain the meat or use a paper towel to absorb some of the grease
Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and spices, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until aromatic.
Stir in tomatoes (with their juices), beans, and broth. Bring to a simmer and simmer the chili uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 20 to 30 minutes, until the meat is cooked through and chili has thickened.
Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary. Spoon into bowls, top with sour cream and cheese if desired, and enjoy!
Approximate nutritional information is for 6 servings without optional toppings.