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quick and easy ground beef chili loaded with beef, beans and bold spicy flavor
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Easy Ground Beef Chili

Quick and easy ground beef chili. Slow cooker AND stove top options. Loaded with beef, beans and bold spicy flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 202kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 stalk celery diced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 fresh jalapeno minced (seeds/stems removed
  • 1 packet McCormick Chili Seasoning
  • 1 28 ounce tomato sauce
  • 14 ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 15 ounce cans kidney beans one light, one dark drained NOT rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • juice from half of one lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  • Drizzle the olive oil in a pot over medium-high heat and once it’s hot add the ground beef then season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the onions, celery and jalapeno, lower the heat to medium and continuing cooking until the beef is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender, breaking up the beef with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Drain any excess fat then add the package of McCormick chili spice, both cans of drained beans, vinegar and lime juice. Cover and cook over low heat 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally then fold in the cilantro, cover and cook another 5 minutes.
  • Optional: toppings: sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese, avocado. Serve with crackers, fritos or cornbread.


  • Follow the first two instructions then transfer the beef to a slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients through cilantro then cook on LOW 6-8 hours or HIGH 4-5 hours.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 11.8g | Fat: 8.1g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1405mg | Potassium: 876mg | Fiber: 6.6g | Sugar: 13.6g | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg