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Beef Chili Recipe – Easy Dinner Recipes

This beef chili recipe is delicious – even my finicky son loves it. I put in extra vegetables to make it healthier. It can easily be made with ground chicken or turkey instead of ground beef. It is a perfect winter warm up recipe and an easy dinner the family will love.

Easy Beef Chili Recipe

  • 1 kg or 2 pounds of lean ground beef. You can use ground chicken or turkey instead.
  • 3 onions, chopped fine
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 large can of diced tomatoes (28 oz)
  • 5 large carrots, cut in cubes (cut up smaller if you need to hide the vegetables from your kids)
  • 4 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup beef broth (You can use chicken or vegetable broth instead – especially with ground chicken)
  • 1 small can of tomato paste (approx 5.5 oz)
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 1/4 cup mild paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper – more if you like spicy
  • 1 can of red kidney beans (approx 19 oz)
  • Grated cheddar cheese to top (optional)

Step 1: Put the ground beef and onions in a skillet. Brown the ground beef over medium heat and drain any fat.

Step 2: Add in the garlic, carrots, celery, tomatoes and beef broth. Cook over medium heat for 5-10 minutes, until the vegetables are softer. Add in the rest of the ingredients, except for the kidney beans.

Step 3: Cook over low heat for an hour. (If you are in a rush, you can cook over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes.) You can also put it in a slow cooker at this point and leave it cook on low for hours.

Step 4: Add in the kidney beans for the last 10 minutes. Serve the chili in a bread bowl, over rice or pasta, or just on its own.