Chili With Ground Beef

Chili with ground beef is the most common type of chili around! It’s a classic dish that can really help fill you up and make you feel warm on a cold day. You could cook your ground beef separately from the rest of the ingredients and drain the excess for a leaner version, but personally, I like it with the juices and fat to add a little extra flavoring to your chili.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 finely chopped yellow onion
  • 3 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 1/2 tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 15-oz can diced tomatoes
  • 8-oz can tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 16-oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed


  • Put a large pot on the stove over medium heat. Pour your olive oil into the pot and let it heat up.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook them for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions become translucent and caramelized. Then, add the garlic and cook it for another minute, stirring occasionally.
  • Next, add your ground beef to the pot, breaking it into small pieces and cooking it until it is browned.
  • Toss in the cumin, chili powder, brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Then, add in your tomato paste and stir everything together.
  • Add in the kidney beans, beef broth, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes (including the juice) and stir.
  • Bring your chili to a boil. Then, turn the burner down to medium-low and keep the chili at a simmer for around a half-hour, giving it a stir from time to time.
  • Eat!
Chuck 'The Chili Guy' Miller

Hey I'm Chuck "The Chili Guy" Miller. Chili is my passion so I have expertly crafted my list of tried and true award worthy chili recipes that will warm your soul. My gift to you from one chili connoisseur to another. - Chuck

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