Quick Beef-&-Bacon Chili & Beans

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Dr. Jenny

Another winner from our "The Chili Cookbook" by Norman Kolpas. This was easy to make, came together quickly, and made for a tasty lunch. We omitted the sour cream as neither of us really care for it.

Top Review by Comrade604

This is by far the best GROUND BEEF chili recipe that I have ever tried. Like another reviewer, I did double the amount of bacon in it as well as the chili powder as I thought that it needed more chili flavour after tasting it at the beginning of the simmering stage. I will definitely use this recipe again and again with these slight modifications.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic, onions, bell pepper and bacon, and saute until onions are translucent and bacon begins to color slightly, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add beef and saute, stirring to break up meat into fine particles, until evenly browned, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add chili powder, cayenne and cumin and saute 1 minute more.
  4. Add remaining ingredients, except garnishes, bring to a boil and continue simmering until thick, about 20 minutes.
  5. Serve in individual bowls garnished with cheese, onion, and sour cream.

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