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4.89 from 9 votes

The Best Ground Beef Chili (Quick & Easy)

This Ground Beef Chili recipe is easy, spicy and comforting. Learn how to make the best homemade classic chili on the stovetop with this quick and simple recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Keyword: Beef Chili, Classic Chili, Ground Beef Chili, The Best Beef Chili
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286calories



  • In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté for 4 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and sauté further for 1 minute.
  • Add the ground beef and cook, stirring constantly to break up the meat, for about 5 minutes or until browned.
  • Mix in the chili powder, cumin and oregano until well incorporated.
  • Stir in the broth, kidney beans, diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve warm, garnished with optional toppings if using.


  1. For best results, I highly recommend using grass-fed, organic ground beef from ButcherBox for this recipe.
  2. The chili can be served on its own or with cornbread, tortilla chips or rice.
  3. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.


Calories: 286calories | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 597mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1578IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 7mg