Quick Chili Recipe with Beans

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My husband and I really love to cook together. It’s become something we enjoy doing as a team on the weekends. We even talk about taking cooking classes together when the kids get older and adding even more to our simple living recipes box. My husband loves chili and he’s been in search of the perfect quick chili recipe for a while. After making the recipe together several times, we think we have figured out the best homemade chili recipe for our tastes. We do have a secret ingredient that we LOVE in this chili. Keep scrolling to find out what it is!

Quick chili recipe with beans. This simple chili recipe is incredibly delicious and so easy to make!

Simple Chili Recipe

If you’re looking for a quick chili recipe. This is it. We can make this one pot meal in about 30 minutes. Of course, the longer you allow the chili to simmer, the better the flavor. 

What ingredients go into chili?

There’s a lot of talk about what actually makes a good chili recipe. We have to have beans in our chili. There’s just no way around it! So, our recipe for quick chili includes canned beans. You can, of course, cook your own beans beforehand if you have the time or prefer dried beans, but then the chili wouldn’t be ready quickly! We also use tomatoes, ground beef, garlic, and seasonings!

Here’s what you’ll need for this chili recipe.

2.25 lbs. ground beef

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves of garlic, minced

2 can diced tomatoes

2 cans diced tomatoes with chilis

4 cans kidney beans

2 TBSP. chili powder

1 TBSP. cumin

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. onion powder

2 TBSP. chicken bullion (This is the best chicken bullion.)

1/4 cup water if needed

Shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, etc. for toppings

How Do You Make Good Homemade Chili?

Let me show you how simple it is to make a good homemade chili on your stovetop!

browning ground beef for chili

First, brown the ground beef in a pot.

Adding onions and garlic to chili recipe

Add chopped onion and minced garlic and allow to cook with ground beef. 

Adding beans and diced tomatoes to chili recipe

Add tomatoes and beans after draining and rinsing the beans.

Adding chili seasonings

Add all of the chili seasonings. Yes, the bullion is my secret ingredient. You can use beef bullion if you prefer.

Stir the chili

Stir to combine all the ingredients. Add a little water if you want you chili a bit thinner and more soupy. Allow to simmer.

Simple chili recipe with beans - This homemade quick chili recipe is incredibly easy and tasty!

Have shredded cheese, chopped green onions, and possibly sour cream available for toppings. We also like eating our chili with saltine crackers.

The easiest and best quick homemade chili with beans recipe

So delicious and PEFECT for a fall evening!

A super simple homemade simple chili recipe with beans.

My kids gobble this chili up! We love using mild diced tomatoes and chilis so the kids can handle it, but use whichever variety of heat you prefer. 

Delicious homemade chili in a white bowl

Do you have a favorite chili recipe? I encourage you to give this one a try if you’re still looking for the best chili recipe! This is our family favorite!

Quick Chili Recipe with Beans

Delicious homemade chili in a white bowl

An easy and delicious quick chili recipe with beans made on the stovetop!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2.25 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes with chilis
  • 4 cans kidney beans
  • 2 TBSP. chili powder
  • 1 TBSP. cumin
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 TBSP. chicken bullion
  • 1/4 cup water if needed
  • Shredded cheese green onions, sour cream, etc. for toppings

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef in a pot.
  2. Add chopped onion and minced garlic and allow to cook with ground beef.
  3. Add tomatoes and beans after draining and rinsing the beans.
  4. Add all of the chili seasonings
  5. .Stir to combine all the ingredients. Add a little water if you want you chili a bit thinner and more soupy.
  6. Allow to simmer.

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