Easy Chili

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chef shapeweaver

Just a real easy chili recipe I received from a friend.

Top Review by Luv2CookHate2Clean

We had the same winter storm come through that most of the country got this week. Our snow came late Wednesday night, so by the end of the day yesterday, I was really craving chili. This is strange, but I have never made plain chili in my life. I've made vegetarian chili and white chicken chili, but never plain old regular chili. Since that's what I was craving and I hadn't included it in my weekly meal plan, I went in search of a recipe that would be easy to throw together last minute so that I could just hit the grocery store really quickly on my way home from work. I found this one and gave it a shot. It was SO yummy! Dh loved that this one had pinto beans instead of kidney, since he hates kidney beans, lol. We all loved it, though. I stuck to the recipe, except I used 2.4 lbs ground turkey and reduced sodium pinto beans. We had it over Fritos and then topped it with shredded cheddar cheese. The best part is, it made enough for dh and I to both have leftovers for lunch today, and it just gets better the next day!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained (you can use kidney beans if you like)
  • 2 (1 1/4 ounce) packagesmild chili seasoning mix
  • 1 (64 ounce) bottlecampbell's tomato juice (large bottle)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilies (optional)


  1. In large Dutch oven, cook ground beef until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Put back into pan; add seasoning.
  3. Then add beans and chilies.
  4. Add enough tomato juice to cover (about 3/4 of the bottle).
  5. Mix well.
  6. Simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  7. Serve with cornbread.

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