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A pot full of easy chili.

Easy Chili Recipe

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
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 to 6 servings
Calories 418kcal
Author Tracy


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large yellow or white onion diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup (66g) tomato paste
  • 4 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 14-ounce can crushed or diced tomatoes
  • 1 15-ounce can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-ounce can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Sour cream optional
  • Shredded cheese optional


  • 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. 


Calories: 418kcal