The Easiest Bean & Beef Chili

This is my easy Chili recipe perfect for a cold winter night or Sunday afternoon watching football. You can make it as mild or spicy as you want by adjusting the chile peppers, chili powder and hot pepper sauce.
I love to serve mine with sour cream and cheese on top, and my weakness is putting it all on top of a bed of Fritos. What’s great about this recipe is it makes a big pot, so I always freeze a good portion to enjoy later!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • Large Pot
  • Cooking Utencils
  • Cutting Board


  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 can Diced Tomatoes 28 oz.
  • 1 can Diced Green Chile Peppers 8 oz.
  • 1 can Tomato Sauce 8 oz.
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 can Kidney Beans 15 oz.
  • 1 can Pinto Beans 15 oz.
  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tbsp White Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Hot Pepper Sauce


  • In a large pot brown ground beef, and drain.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is translucent.
  • Add tomatoes, chile peppers, tomato sauce, water, kidney beans, pinto beans, chili powder, cumin, sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce.
  • Simmer for 30 minutes, and serve.
  • Garnish with sour cream, cheese, extra onions and of course my fav Fritos (or other corn chips)!

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