Quick Chili


Make quick chili with this easy bean chili recipe that can be as mild or spicy as desired. It's even better the next day.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 2 pounds ground beef

  • 1 onion, finely diced

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat a large stockpot over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot pot until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and discard grease.

  2. Add onion and garlic to beef and cook until onion is translucent, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Stir in diced tomatoes with chile peppers, kidney beans, pinto beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, water, chili powder, sugar, hot pepper sauce, cumin, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes.

    looking down at a bowl of chili, topped with sour cream and cheese
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
31g Fat
27g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 1909mg 83%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 633mg 13%

* 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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