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Best Chili Recipe

Never need another Chili Recipe again! This is the most basic, family-friendly, veggie-filled, delicious, one pot chili recipe there ever was!!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chili, chili recipe, how to make chili
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 551kcal
Author Lauren Brennan

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 medium carrots diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 1 lb. ground beef 93% lean
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 14.5 oz. diced tomatoes 1 can
  • 15 oz. tomato sauce 1 can
  • 15 oz. black beans (1 can) drained & rinsed
  • 15 oz. pinto beans (1 can) drained & rinsed
  • 1 1/4 cup frozen corn
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • any desired toppings grated cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, sour cream, avocados, lime juice

Instructions

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat. Saute onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and zucchini until slightly softened, 5 minutes.
  • Drop meat into the pot and break apart using a wooden spoon. Cook until meat is cooked thoroughly and browned. Stir in the remaining ingredients and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer at least 20 minutes but up to 3 hours. If you notice chili is getting too thick or is sticking to the bottom of the pot, add in an extra splash of water or beef stock.
  • Serve with desired toppings and/or cornbread.

Nutrition

Calories: 551kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 642mg | Potassium: 1623mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 4317IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 7mg