This easy loaded chili is quick to make and then gets spooned into bowls and topped with sour cream, cheddar, bacon and green onions! This is my go-to chili recipe!

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How would I describe this chili? Well, it’s chili. It’s exactly what chili should taste like. It’s hearty and super easy and could possibly be the recipe that makes you toss out all of your other chili recipes for good!

I promise it’s that good.

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All you need is beans, meat, onion, sauce, spices, and then the toppings of course! Simple, easy and the best chili you’ll ever make! Didn’t I already mention that?

As you can see, I like to use two cans pinto and one can kidney beans. You could definitely do all three cans kidney beans, or two cans kidney and one can pinto or all pinto for that matter. You could also soak the dry beans overnight if you oppose the can variety. It’s just whatever you prefer.

Drain the beans and rinse them well.

Next, dice up a large onion.

Next, sauté the diced onion in olive oil until they are soft and translucent. Don’t brown them up or anything crazy like that. Once the onions are soft, add in the 2 pounds of ground beef, chuck, round or sirloin… doesn’t really matter. I usually use whatever is on sale that day.

Then once the meat is all browned and cooked through, drain off most of the fat and pour in the tomato sauce. I also add a little water to the empty can and swirl it around to catch any extra sauce and add that in as well.

Next add in the drained and rinsed beans.

Then add in the spices.

Next, stir and simmer for 20 minutes then serve when it’s piping hot!

This is the best chili, but even good chili needs some toppings. Am I right or am I right?

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Top with Greek Yogurt or sour cream, cheddar, and green onions. 

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Years ago, when I first made this chili, I was confuse as to why it was so effortless to make. My whole life I thought chili took hours simmering away on the stove top. I honestly thought it was an all day affair because that’s what it tastes like. 

Enjoy! And if you give this Easy Loaded Chili recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 6-8 servings (depending)

Quick and Easy "Loaded" Chili

This easy loaded chili is quick to make and then gets spooned into bowls and topped with sour cream, cheddar, bacon and green onions! This is my go-to chili recipe!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • light olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (15 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2-3 shakes of cayenne pepper
  • 1-2 shakes of celery salt

Instructions

  1. Heat the bacon fat or olive oil in a large (5 or 6 quart) dutch oven over medium heat.
  2. Sauté diced onions until they are soft and translucent (not browned). Then add in the two pounds of ground beef and cook thoroughly.
  3. Next add the tomato sauce, I also add a little water to the empty can and swirl it around to catch any extra sauce and add that in as well. Then add the beans and the spices and seasonings. Stir and let simmer over medium-low for 20 to 30 minutes (the longer the better!).
  4. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, a little cheddar and crumbled bacon pieces than sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Notes

Top with a dollop of greek yogurt or sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and sliced green onions.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 779 Total Fat: 24g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 132mg Sodium: 1940mg Carbohydrates: 91g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 65g Protein: 51g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
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