This Easy Loaded Chili is quick and flavorful! In this super simple recipe, ground beef simmers with onions, beans in a perfectly spiced tomato sauce. Top with sour cream, sharp cheddar and sliced green onions (we like Fritos or corn chips too!) completes this perfect bowl of chili. Serves 6 generous portions in under an hour.
Years ago, when I first made this chili, I was shocked to find that it was so effortless to make. My whole life I thought chili took hours simmering away on the stove top. Only because it tastes like it does. In all honestly, all you need is a few ingredients and about 45 minutes.
That is why this my go-to beef chili recipe. Not only is it super easy to make but it’s also hearty, filling and so comforting. I can only hope that it becomes your go-to recipe as well.
To Make This Easy Loaded Chili You Will Need:
- yellow onion
- lean ground beef
- chili powder
- celery salt
- tomato sauce
- pinto beans
- red kidney beans
- toppings like; plain nonfat greek yogurt, sour cream, green onions and extra sharp cheddar cheese.
Spray a dutch oven or deep sided pot with olive oil spray before adding in 1 medium diced yellow onion with a pinch of kosher salt. Stir and sauté for 5 minutes.
Once the onions have softened, add in the 2 pounds of lean ground beef. I use 90/10.
When the ground beef is no longer pink, drain off all the fat and discard. Then measure and add in 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin and a few shakes of celery salt and cayenne pepper to the cooked beef. Stir and cook for a minute, to open up those spices.
To this add in 2 (15 ounce) cans of tomato sauce. I also add a little water to each empty can, swirl it around to catch any extra sauce clinging to the inside of the can and add that in as well.
Next add in 2 cans (rinsed and drained) pinto beans and 1 can red kidney beans, also rinsed and drained. Along with 2 teaspoons kosher salt and 1 teaspoon sugar. Adding the sugar offsets the acidity of the tomato sauce.
Stir, cover and simmer on medium-low to low for 20 to 30 minutes.
This is the BEST chili, but every chili recipe needs some toppings. Am I right?
Top with plain nonfat greek yogurt or sour cream, extra sharp cheddar cheese and sliced green onions.
Simple. Classic. Delicious.
What more could you ask for in a chili recipe??
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