4.67 from 15 votes
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The Best Chili Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Tex Mex
This is the best chili recipe! A big pot of ground beef chili loaded with beef and beans is the perfect game day food! 
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  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder divided (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 14.5 oz crushed tomatoes canned
  • 19 oz kidney beans canned, drained & rinsed
  • 14.5 oz diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 cup beer
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  1.  Combine ground beef and 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder.

  2. In a large pot, brown ground beef, onion, jalapeno, and garlic. Drain any fat.

  3. Add in remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered 45-60 minutes or until chili has reached desired thickness.

  4. Top with cheddar cheese, green onions, cilantro or other favorite toppings.

Recipe Notes

Serving size: 1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Information
Calories: 395, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 283mg, Potassium: 1066mg, Carbohydrates: 27g, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 6g, Protein: 29g, Vitamin A: 870%, Vitamin C: 26.2%, Calcium: 86%, Iron: 6.2%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword chili, ground beef