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Easy Homemade Chili

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Homemade Chili
Servings: 8 people
Author: Susie Bulloch


  • 2 pounds 85/15 ground beef
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 15.5 ounce cans red kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 6 ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 15 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Fiesta Rub
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

Optional Toppings

  • sour cream
  • shredded cheddar
  • green onions diced


  • Brown your beef. Preheat olive oil in a large, heavy bottomed pan over medium heat. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up into smaller pieces. Cook 4-5 minutes until all ground beef is browned.
    2 pounds 85/15 ground beef, 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Add onion peppers. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño pepper. Cook, stirring often, for 4-5 minutes until softened and fragrant.
    1 yellow onion, 1 red bell pepper, 1 jalapeño pepper
  • Add garlic. Add the minced garlic and cook for 1-2 more minutes.
    4 cloves garlic
  • Add wet ingredients. Pour the beef stock into the pan. Be sure to scrape the bottom of pan with the flat edge of your wooden spatula to catch any beef that might be stuck. Stir in the kidney beans, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes.
    4 cups beef stock, 2 15.5 ounce cans red kidney beans, 1 6 ounce can tomato paste, 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • Add dry ingredients. Add in the Fiesta Rub and brown sugar.
    1/4 cup Fiesta Rub, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • Let it simmer. Place a lid on the pot, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes to prevent burning.
  • Serve. Top chili with your favorite mix-ins, serve and enjoy.
    sour cream, shredded cheddar, green onions


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 912mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1181IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 3mg