Quick Beef Chili Recipe
To me a good hearty chili has 2 things. Meat and beans. That was until I went to a chili cook off and discovered no bean chili. Obviously I was sheltered and forgot about chili dogs. We love slow cooker chili, but sometimes you need a quick chili recipe to make dinner fast.
Is Chili Only For The Cold Months?
Chili is perfect to serve in the Fall, when watching football. But honestly any time is a great time to have chili. Here’s what you need to do to make this quick chili recipe.
Can I Substitute Turkey In The Quick Beef Chili?
You can use turkey instead of beef, or even ground chicken. You may find you need additional seasonings to flavor your chili to be similar to how beef chili tastes..
Why Are Beans In This Chili?
It’s a midwestern thing to put beans in chili. Kidney beans, black beans, navy beans. They all work, but it’s typically kidney beans.
What Sides Go With Chili?
We serve it with crackers and cornbread. I love it when the cornbread is still warm and you add a little butter and dunk it in the chili.
You can also sprinkle some cheese on top and you have a delicious twist.
Can You Cook This In The Slow Cooker?
You will want to cook the ground beef first, and then you can put it in a slow cooker to simmer on low if desired.
- 2 pounds ground beef
- 1 quart tomato juice
- 2 cans 15 oz cans red kidney beans drained
- 1 medium onion chopped (or 1 tablespoon dried minced onion)
- 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup chili powder or to your taste preference
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a large skillet pan, brown the ground beef and drain off excess fat.
- Place the ground beef into a 6 quart pot.
- Add the chopped onions and chopped peppers.
- Add the remaining ingredients.
- Cover the pot and let the chili simmer on low for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
- Stir every 15-20 minutes.
- Once it’s hot/bubbling, it’s ready to serve.