Skillet Chili


This easy chili recipe is made on the stove and makes a very thick, hearty chili. For a thinner chili, omit the tomato paste. For a chili soup, omit tomato paste and sauce, use 1 can (16 ounces) of tomatoes with liquid, and add 1/2 cup water and 1 beef bouillon cube.

close up view of chili garnished with cheese and fresh herbs in a white bowl
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • ¼ cup chopped green bell pepper

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 6 ounces tomato paste

  • 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans, drained

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

  • ½ teaspoon seasoning salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain excess fat, and crumble. Stir in onion, green pepper, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and chili beans. Season with chili powder, hot sauce, seasoning salt, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder.

  2. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until desired consistency (at least 1 hour for best flavor).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
25g Fat
25g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 85mg 28%
Sodium 1098mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 23%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1154mg 25%

* 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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