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The Best Homemade Chili Recipe

The Best Homemade Chili (in our opinion) made with ground beef, tomatoes, beans, peppers and other seasonings for a flavorful meal everyone will love. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best chili, Chili Recipe, Easy Chili Recipe, Homemade Chili
Servings: 8
Calories: 247kcal

Equipment

  • large pot
  • Wooden Spoon

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeded and minced
  • 10 ounces Rotel Tomatoes and Green Chiles 1 can
  • 16 ounces tomato sauce 2 (8 ounce cans)
  • 2 Tablespoons cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 14 ounces kidney beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 14 ounces black beans 1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup water
  • shredded cheddar cheese for topping
  • avocado for topping
  • sour cream for topping

Instructions

  • Cook ground beef, onion, jalapeño and green pepper in a large pot over medium-high heat until beef is cooked.
  • Drain excess grease.
  • Stir in diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, cumin, chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper and paprika.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, add beans and water, then cover and let simmer for 1 hour.
  • Serve hot and top with shredded cheddar cheese, avocado and sour cream.

Notes

Our Favorite Chili Topping:
  • Sliced avocado
  • Frito corn chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Sliced olives
  • Corn bread crumbles
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Salsa

Nutrition

Calories: 247kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 668mg | Potassium: 946mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1038IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 6mg