EASY SIMPLE BEEF CHILI - A big bowl of delicious meaty chili does not need to take all weekend #chili #winterrecipes #comfortfood #happilyunprocessed

Simple and Easy Ground Beef Chili

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 45 min


Get the same slow cooked flavor in this simple and easy chunky ground beef and bean chili, which can be in your tummy in under an hour!



  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 1 1/2 Cups Onion, diced
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper (optional)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Quart Tomato Juice (preferably low/no salt)
    1 (29 oz) Can Crushed Tomatoes
    1 (16 oz) Beans in Chili Sauce
    1 (15 oz) Red Kidney Beans, drained


  1. In a large stockpot, over med/high heat, brown the beef until a deep brown crust appears before breaking the beef apart. Once you see the beef begin to brown on the bottom, give it a good stir and being breaking the beef up with a wooden spoon or fork. Cook the beef until it’s almost cooked through.
  2. Add the onions, peppers, celery and garlic and cook until softened, approx. 4 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices and stir to combine cooking for a few minutes to allow the flavors to release into the oil, meat and veggies.
  4. Add the tomato juice, crushed tomatoes and beans
  5. Simmer over very low heat for a minimum of 30 minutes (up to 3 hours for more flavor and a thicker chili)