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Easy Ground Beef Chili

User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


Easy Ground Beef Chili
This flavorful chili is easy to prepare and cook on the stovetop. If you're using dried beans, start this the night before.


  • 1 1/2 cups dry red beans or kidney beans or 2 cans beans, drained
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, quartered, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 pound ground round
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes
  • 1 can mild green chile peppers
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • dash cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 1 small bay leaf


Prepare beans unless using cans. Rinse dry beans, cover with cold water, and let soak overnight. Drain, transfer to a large saucepan, and cover with fresh water. Cover and simmer for about 1 hour, or until tender. Drain.

In a large skillet, brown the onion, pepper, and ground beef in oil. Add the tomatoes, chile peppers, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding a little water if needed to keep from sticking. Check and stir frequently. Add the cooked or canned beans and heat through.
Serves 6.

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 5 out of 5
Last Minute Hero, Member Marshallp.

It was my daughter's 16th birthday over the summer and she unexpectedly invited over 8 friends... SURPRISE!! I was planning on making some food just for the immediate family, but that quickly changed when they all came trotting into our home for a swimming extravaganza. It was a cool summer night and they were swimming... and cold! I decided chili sounded perfect, and so did they! Frantically, I searched for a chili recipe that sounded good enough to feed 8 hungry teenagers. This recipe surely filled the job! Not only did they fill my kitchen, chowing down, their parents enjoyed some as well when it came time to pick them up. I LOVE THIS RECIPE!

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