Beef Chili Recipe

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.