Easy Homemade Chili

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I make this on a weekly basis. It is so easy and delicious! It is great option for a weeknight meal, because it comes together quickly and is a one pot meal. You also have the option to do it in a crockpot! I love to serve this on a bed of white rice, topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream and pico de pallo.

Easy Homemade Chili

Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground Beef (85%)
  • 1/2 Onion, diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 15 oz can Pinto Beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 oz can Green Chiles
  • 28 oz can Whole Tomatoes, Pureed
  • 4-5 Dry Guajillo Peppers, deseeded
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Chili Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • In a small pot, rehydrate the guajillo peppers with 3/4 cup of water. Then puree the peppers and water in a blender. Run through a strainer to catch any seeds and skin.
  • Add olive oil and onion to a large saute pan. Cook onion until translucent.
  • Add in beef and cook until all the liquids have evaporated. Add in garlic and cook for a minute or so. Then season with salt and pepper.
  • Combine all of the spices for the chili seasoning and add to the beef. Cook it for a couple of minutes to wake up the seasoning.
  • Drain and rinse the beans and add them to the pan, along with Green Chiles, guajillo peppers and tomatoes.
  • Stir to combine and add water if necessary, if it looks dry. Cover and let it cook for 1 hour on low, stirring occasionally. Check half way through the cooking process to see if you need more salt.
  • *****Alternatively, you can cook the meat with onions and garlic and then add all the ingredients to a crockpot and cook on low for 6 hours.
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