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Beef Chili Recipe

Rich and hearty homemade Beef Chili Recipe loaded with vegetables and beans is comfort food at its greatest! This (under 30-minute) chili recipe is going to become your go-to recipe for cooler weather.

Beef chili recipe in a bowl served with crackers on the side.

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Beef Chili Recipe

Ground meat and beans are the basis for a classic chili recipe. You can elevate the flavors of a traditional chili by adding vegetables so for this beef chili recipe, we added carrots and green peppers.

Make this your own by adding other diced vegetables you have on hand. These can include celery, mushrooms, zucchini or red peppers and can be added with the carrots and peppers.

Homemade Beef Chili in a pot

How to Make the Best Beef Chili?

  1. Brown ground meat, add diced onion and cook until onion is softened.
  2. Add carrots, green pepper and garlic. Cook until veggies are tender.
  3. Add diced tomatoes (with juice), broth, beans and ingredients for chili seasoning. Stir well. Simmer 15 min until vegetables and beans are tender.
  4. Turn off the heat and allow the chili to rest 5 minutes before serving.

TIP: If you don’t like chunky diced tomatoes, then finely cube or puree them before adding to the chili.

Ingredients for beef chili recipe

Step-by-step photos how to make chili.

Can Beef Chili be Frozen?

Yes, chili may be frozen. Cool chili completely and store in an air-tight container up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat to enjoy!

Since reheated chili tastes just as good as fresh, Chili may also be refrigerated and enjoyed for several days.

Chili Toppings:

This chili is a mild chili with the indicated seasonings, if you want a spicier chili, add more chili powder to taste. 🙂

Serve the beef chili with your favorite toppings of sour cream, cheddar cheese, crushed tortilla chips, fresh cilantro or green onion.

Be adventurous and serve the hearty chili over a halved and pitted avocado or baked potato! So good and original.

Hearty chili in a bowl topped with sour cream and cheese.

More Cozy Cold Weather Recipes to Try:

Beef Chili Recipe

4.87 from 58 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This rich and hearty homemade beef chili recipe loaded with vegetables and beans is comfort food at its greatest! 

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$16
Keyword: Beef Chili, Chili Recipe
Cuisine: American, Tex Mex
Course: Main Course
Calories: 366 kcal
Servings: 8 people


Beef Chili Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 medium onion finely cubed
  • 1 large carrot cubed
  • ½ medium green bell pepper cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15.5 oz can kidney beans , drained and rinsed
  • 3 cups beef broth

Chili Seasonings:

  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp chili powder


  1. Brown beef in a Dutch oven over med-high heat, breaking up the meat while stirring. 

  2. Add onion and cook until tender.

  3. Add diced carrot, bell pepper and minced garlic. Cook until vegetables are tender, stirring as needed. Drain excess fat.

  4. Pour in diced tomatoes with juice, add beans, broth and seasonings. Stir well to combine.

  5. Turn heat down to a gentle boil and allow chili to cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally (longer if meat and vegetables aren’t desired tenderness).
  6. Taste chili and additional seasonings if needed. Turn off heat and allow chili to rest 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Beef Chili Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 366 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1057mg46%
Potassium 810mg23%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 1610IU32%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Curling up with a bowl of hot chili in the winter is a real treat. What is YOUR favorite cold-weather comfort food?

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Valentina Ablaev

I am Valentina, the creator behind the food blog Valentina’s Corner where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and 5 children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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  • Shabana
    March 29, 2020

    Hi Natasha, made your beef chilli for the first time and it was sooo delicious myself and my family enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your recipes! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 29, 2020

      You’re welcomd and I hope you and your family enjoy every recipe that you try! Reply

  • Dre
    March 21, 2020

    Hello. How much is a serving?
    I’m diabetic and want to be in range. Thank you. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 21, 2020

      Hi Dre, The entire recipe makes for 8 servings. One serving will be one eighth of the recipe. Reply

  • Norma Wiley
    March 16, 2020

    Hi Natasha, I love all of your recipes but at 1 point I did ask where did you buy your salad spinner and I never got an answer do please tell me where you purchase some of your items for the kitchen Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 16, 2020

      Hi Norma, we love this salad spinner here and use it often! I hope that helps. Reply

  • Ryan Sawka
    February 29, 2020

    I also did this as a last minute Super Bowl dish. It was fabulous!!! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 29, 2020

      I’m so glad you enjoyed that Ryan! Reply

  • Steve Bunnell
    February 12, 2020

    I made the Meatloaf and it came out perfect. I’m 65 and never been a cook. My Wife is delighted that I’m finally learning the art. Next up is I will make your Chili. We’re using ground beef from a Farm in Capay Valley California called Pasture 42. The farm supplies meat to restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. Thanks for the recipes. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 12, 2020

      That’s so great Steve! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing that with me. Reply

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