The Best Beef Chili

The Best Beef Chili

  • Author: Quin
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 35m
  • Total Time: 45m
  • Yield: 8-10 1x


Say hello to the best beef chili ever; this hearty + cozy chili is rich in flavor, insanely delicious, easy to make, and makes for a great meal anytime!



  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 (4oz) can mild green chiles
  • 1 (14.5oz) can diced fire roasted tomatoes 
  • 2 (15.5oz) cans red kidney beans
  • 3 cups beef broth


  1. Using a large stock pot or dutch oven; add oil, onions, peppers, and sauté for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add in ground beef and cook until browned; be sure to break up meat as you stir.
  3. Stir in tomato paste, minced garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt/pepper (to taste).
  4. Add in green chiles, diced tomatoes, beans, and broth. Stir to combine all ingredients. Let chili come up to a gentle boil for about 10 minutes.
  5. Reduce heat and let simmer on stove for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Serve warm and with desired toppings.


  1. For a less liquid chili, use 2 cups of beef broth instead of 3.
  2. Chili can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week or stored in the freezer for longer.
  • Category: Entree
  • Cuisine: American

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