Simple Chili


This easy chili recipe is delicious on a cold, wintry day. Add fresh cornbread and salad for a great meal.

close up view of Simple Chili in a glass bowl, surrounded by corn chips on a white plate
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans kidney beans

  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add ground beef; cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Add onion and garlic; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess fat.

  2. Stir in beans, crushed tomatoes, chili powder, vinegar, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
16g Fat
27g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 416mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 12mg 60%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 506mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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