This Simple Chili only takes 30 minutes to throw together and will leave you wanting more. Lean beef, a blend of beans and spices, plus tomatoes and peppers make this packed with healthy ingredients. #simplechili #homemadechili #easychilirecipe

Simple Chili

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chili recipe, quick chili recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 257 kcal
Simple Chili Recipe- this easy chili recipe is one of the best chili recipes around! Only 30 minutes to make, this healthy recipe doesn’t even need a crockpot!


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound ground lean beef/turkey*
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 15 ounce cans petite diced tomatoes drained
  • 15 ounce can pinto beans rinsed & drained
  • 15 ounce can kidney beans rinsed & drained
  • 2 8 ounce cans tomato sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
  • Toppings of your choice


  1. In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add turkey or beef and cook until nearly browned, stirring frequently, approximately 5-7 minutes. Since the meat is lean, it should not require any draining.
  2. Add onion and bell pepper and cook until softened, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
  4. Bring to simmer for a minimum of 10 minutes.
  5. Ladle into bowls and top with your choice of garnishes, cheese, sour cream, raw onions or anything else you can imagine!
  6. If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

Recipe Notes

*if using beef, opt for the leanest mix you can find. This recipe does not call for removing and draining of excess oil and grease. It you blend is larger than 90/10, remove beef from the pan, drain excess liquid and fats, return to pan.

Nutrition Facts
Simple Chili
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 674mg29%
Potassium 751mg21%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 875IU18%
Vitamin C 28.1mg34%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.