Best Beef Chili Recipe
Best Beef Chili Recipe is a classic comfort food! Loaded with ground beef, beans, and vegetables, this homemade hearty meal is perfect to feed a hungry crowd.
Servings: 4 people
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground beef 85%
- 1 onion
- 1 red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 28 oz crushed tomatoes
- 15 oz kidney beans
- 2 cups beef broth
- 15 oz sweet corn
Preheat the Dutch Oven on medium/high heat and add olive oil. When the oil is hot, add chopped onion and brown it until caramelized for about 10-15 minutes.
Then add chopped red bell pepper and cook for 5 more minutes until it’s softened.
Now, we can add ground beef and cook until it’s cooked through. Make sure there ae no red juices left. Then add chili powder and smoked paprika and cook for a few more minutes.
When the meat is cooked, add the rest of the ingredients, except the corn (crushed tomatoes, kidney beans, and beef broth). Stir and bring to boil.
When the chili starts boiling reduce the heat to low, cover with the lid and simmer for 1 hour. Stir occasionally.
In an hour, remove the lid, stir again, and let it cook uncovered for about 30 minutes or until the chili gets thicker in consistency.
Add sweet corn about 5 minutes before the chili is done and stir. We just want the corn to warm up.
Top with your favorite toppings and serve!
Bell Pepper. This ingredient is optional, but I think that red bell pepper adds sweetness to the dish. You also can use green bell pepper.
Beans. I like to add kidney beans to this recipe. If you want, you can use black, pinto, or cannellini beans.
Seasoning. Chili powder is the main seasoning in a classic chili. Smoked paprika is optional but it provides a beautiful smokey flavor. So, I will highly suggest that you use it too. If you like your chili a bit spicier, you can add ½ teaspoon chipotle red pepper powder.
Tomatoes. If you don’t have crushed tomatoes on hand, diced tomatoes will work just fine. But I would highly suggest to use a fire roasted variety.
Calories: 692kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 856mg | Potassium: 1805mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 3070IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 10mg