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Easy Chili Recipe

Easy 3-Ingredient Chili - The most simple chili recipe that's made in 30 minutes or less! Thick, hearty and perfect for fall. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy chili, easy chili recipe, simple chili recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 1 pound ground beef , cooked and drained
  • 15 ounce can chili beans , undrained
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chiles (I use Rotel or Hunt's Seasoned Diced Tomatoes in Sauce for Chili)

Optional toppings: cheese, sour cream, tortilla chips, cilantro, green onions


    • Mix the meat, beans and tomatoes together in large pot. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and then bring heat to medium low and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.
    • Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy with your favorite toppings such as cheese and sour cream.


    • For a little heat, use medium Rotel. For mild, use plain diced tomatoes or mild Rotel. If you'd like even more heat, add in a little chili powder or hot sauce. 
    • You could also combine in a crock pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
    • When adding other ingredients, the key is to keep the ratios 1 pound of meat, 1 can of beans, 1 can of diced tomatoes. If it's too thick, just add a small can of tomato sauce, along with a little chili powder.


    Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 650mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 3mg