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Three bowls of the best chili, served with tortilla chips.
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Best Chili Recipe

The best chili recipe you'll ever eat is right here! Our beef chili is made with ground beef, beans, diced tomatoes, and a homemade chili seasoning.
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 30 minutes
Total 45 minutes
Fat 14
Carbs 38
Protein 24
Yield 6


  • 1 lb. ground beef we used 15% fat
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 15-oz. can pinto beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can kidney beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15-oz. can tomato sauce
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup beef broth chicken broth or water works too

Optional toppings

  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • Fritos
  • green onion


  • First, heat a large stockpot over medium/high heat.
  • Then, add ground beef, yellow onion, and minced garlic and sauté for 7-10 minutes or until beef is fully browned.
    beef and onions in pot.
  • Next, add pinto beans, kidney beans, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and maple syrup to the pot and stir to combine.
  • Add spices and 1 cup of broth and stir to combine.
  • Bring beef chili to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10-15 minutes to thicken.
    Best chili with spoon.
  • Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy!
    Four bowls of the best chili with cheese and tortilla chips.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition information is for 6 servings and does not include toppings.

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Nutrition Facts

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 11g