This Easy Loaded Chili is quick and flavorful! Lean ground beef simmers with onions, beans and spices. Topped with sour cream, sharp cheddar and green onions complete 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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