Homemade Chili in a Can


This is a wonderful quick canned chili recipe that is hearty and filling! This recipe can easily be modified. I use three cans of beans because I love beans. You can also add water to make it more of a soup.

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


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon taco seasoning mix, or more to taste

  • 3 (16 ounce) cans chili beans, undrained

  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced stewed tomatoes with chili seasonings

  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chilies


  1. Place ground beef into a soup pot over medium heat; cook and stir until meat is browned, breaking it up into crumbles as it cooks, about 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in onion and garlic; cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes. Drain excess grease if necessary. Sprinkle meat with taco seasoning mix; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Pour in beans, chili-seasoned tomatoes, tomato sauce, and diced green chilies; stir to combine. Simmer until flavors blend, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

242 Calories
7g Fat
34g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 242
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 1185mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 29%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 22mg 111%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 954mg 20%

* 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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