Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 50 mins

This mild chili tastes great, has a nice thick texture, and practically cooks itself - What's not to love? The easy-to-prepare recipe came from the label of a ketchup bottle ;)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and bell pepper in vegetable oil for 1-2 minutes; add ground beef and cook until browned; drain fat.
  2. Stir in tomatoes, tomato sauce, ketchup, chili powder, salt, and pepper; simmer, uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add beans and continue simmering for 15 minutes longer.
Most Helpful

This recipe was great as a base for me. I omitted the ketchup and added some garlic and it was fun and easy to make! My hubby works out a lot and he wanted something to fill him up and believe me, this did it! wonderful recipe!

Nana2525 June 07, 2015

I learned this exact recipe 20 years ago. When I was just a little girl. Best chili ever. I dont remeber where i first learned it but now I just make it from memory. my family all love this and always beg me to make it for them when I go visit them during the winter time. Sometimes I make it with pinto beans instead and with turkey for those family members who dont like Kidney.

aflana_7331652 September 12, 2011

This really is an excellent, simple chili. I used ground turkey instead of beef, and the flavor is wonderful. I would give this 4 1/2 stars, but it's just a wee bit sweet (definitely from the ketchup). I put some cumin in it, and a little more chili powder, and the flavor is more to my liking. I love that it tastes this good, and it comes together so quickly, and it's still VERY good for you (look at those impressive nutritional facts).

Kenny Embry December 12, 2005