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Best Easy Chili Recipe With Ground Beef
I don't know about you, but when the weather gets cooler, I love a good bowl of chili. At the earliest hint of fall, I break out my largest stew pot and whip the best easy chili recipe with ground beef. I love how simple this recipe is. Since I use quality, flavorful ingredients from Hunt's, Bush's and Ro*tel, there's less leg-work to do.
One quick trip to Walmart and you can grab everything you need.
I'm not kidding, this recipe is SO good and easy. It also makes a large batch! We usually eat half of the batch for dinner then freeze the other half to use later for chili dogs. The kids love them and I think the chili might actually taste better the second time around. There is nothing better than being able to pull a homemade meal out of the freezer and having a hearty meal on a busy weeknight.
I love using Hunt's tomatoes since they're always picked at peak of ripeness and canned within hours. They're also 100% natural, with no artificial preservatives, so I feel good about feeding them to my family.
Adding BUSH’S® Chili Beans to the mix really spices things up! The beans are simmered in their original chili sauces, made with a special blend of chilies, spices, garlic and onions for mega flavor. For this recipe, I use a mixture of their Pinto, Black, and Kidney beans, all in the chili sauce. My secret little ingredient is Ro'Tel Chili Fixin's. It's just the perfect blend of spiced tomatoes and green chilies.
For this recipe, I use ground beef, but you could use pretty much any meat or meat substitute your heart desires. You can't go wrong with this dish!
Here's how to make our super easy chili recipe with ground beef.
The Best Easy Chili Recipe With Ground Beef
- 1 can BUSH’S® BLACK BEANS IN A MILD CHILI SAUCE 15.5 oz. mostly drained
- 1 can BUSH’S® PINTO BEANS IN A MILD CHILI SAUCE 15.5 oz. not drained
- 1 can BUSH’S® KIDNEY BEANS IN A MILD CHILI SAUCE mostly drained
- 1 can HUNT'S PETITE DICED TOMATOES 15 oz.
- 1 can Ro'Tel Chili Fixin's
- 1 lb. of ground beef
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 tbsp olive oil
Brown your ground beef in the olive oil, then drain.
Add all Bush's beans, Hunt's tomatoes, and Ro'Tel Chili Fixin's
Add all spices.
Bring to a boil and then lower heat until chili simmers for at least 30 minutes. You can simmer for longer (like 4-6 hours), just be sure to stir occasionally.
After simmering this delicious chili, I like to garnish each bowl with a dollop of sour cream, cheddar cheese, and green onions. It adds a bit of color and really adds some tang and great flavor.
Since the prices at Walmart are so affordable, I can usually make a batch for less around $15. Since our family of 4 gets at least 2 dinners out of this, that means I'm feeding our family a substantial meal for less than $2 a serving. I think that's pretty amazing!
You could even create this dish using your slow cooker. Just brown the meat off on the stove, then add all your ingredients to your slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8-10 hours. This would be perfect for bringing to tailgate or potluck too.
Are you ready to cook up some chili? Walmart has everything you need, like our key ingredients from Hunt’s, Ro*tel, and Bush’s. They've even got other great chili recipes, and some with regional flair and flavors, for inspiration. Head over to Walmart.com to check them out.
Disclosure: Post sponsored by Mirum. Opinions are 100% my own.
Amber Ludwig says
Yes!! I LOVE how easy chili is!! It tends ot overwhelm me for some reason when really its just can of stuff lol!! I think because there are SO many ways to make it and I haven't found mine quite yet!
This does look really good. And we love chili with lots of beans. I'd like to try this!
Thank you for this recipe, it looks delicious. Can't wait to try it!
Looks really good! I'll be trying this recipe this weekend.
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. Chili is one of our all time favorites in the winter time.
gloria patterson says
This is almost the same chili as I make even the brand of beans and the kinds. I usually add a large can of diced tomatoes than smaller can of ro'Tel. I also add a can of hominy or chickpeas I think it adds to the chili. I also like to dump in all in the crock pot and cook it all day long. I keep enough out for 3 bowls and then freeze the rest in individual ziplocks layed flat. I usually end up with about 8 bags so lots of meals for me. As a matter of fact having a bowl now :-0
shelly peterson says
This chili recipe looks super delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this out.
Amy D says
I have yet to find "the best" chili recipe. My Moms Club actually has a chili cook-off this weekend, so I may make this for it. I love that this recipe calls for 3 different types of beans.
Lynn Mathieu says
This looks delicious, I am going to have to try this recipe!
Yum! I love this kind of recipe for cold winter days!
Jeanine Carlson says
I've been hoping someone would find a good recipe to pass along! Thaks!!
Lynne B says
I've never tried canned beans in chili sauce. My husband is the chili maker in our house. I'll have to let him know.