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Classic Chili Recipe

This recipe a simple and classic chili recipe that is perfect for a quick dinner!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chili, soup, stew
Servings: 6


  • 1 lb Ground beef preferbly grass fed
  • ½ white onion, diced if onion is small you can use a whole
  • 1 can spicy black beans
  • 1 can chili beans
  • 1 can pinto beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes with chilis I use organic with BPA free liner
  • 1 can tomato sauce I use organic with BPA free liner
  • 2 garlic cloves- grated or finely chopped
  • ½ jalapeno-diced and de-seeded if needed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Brown ground beef over medium heat.
  • Add in diced onions and grated garlic. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in diced jalapeno pepper.(and de-seeded if you prefer for less heat)
  • Open cans of beans, tomatoes, and tomato sauce and stir in. (Do not drain any of the cans)
  • Stir in spices and sugar.
  • Bring all ingredients to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes
  • Taste and add more seasons if needed for your taste.
  • Serve with your favorite topping like shredded cheddar cheese, diced green onions, fresh jalapenos slices, or sour cream!