Quick, Easy Chili

Kaci: Thesouthernrd
by Kaci: Thesouthernrd
8 servings
40 min

If you are looking for a quick, easy, and delicious chili recipe, this is it! Most chili recipes call for multiple ingredients and long cooking times, but this chili includes minimal ingredients and is ready in under an hour. Quick, easy chili calls for liquid smoke, which is the key ingredient to making this quick chili taste like it has been cooking all day.

Liquid smoke and brown sugar provide this chili with a nice sweet and smoky flavor.

Can of Rotel, can of diced tomatoes, can of tomato paste, can of kidney beans, and can of pinto beans are the main 5 ingredients added to the ground beef to create a hearty, but simple chili.

Serve the chili with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and corn chips for an amazing meal the whole family will love.

Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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  • 2 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 tbsp. garlic
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 10oz can of Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained
  • 28oz can of diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6oz can of tomato paste
  • 16oz can of dark kidney beans, drained
  • 16oz can of pinto beans, drained
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, corn chips for serving

Heat olive oil in large Dutch oven or large pot over medium high heat
Sauté' ground beef and garlic until cooked through, about 5 minutes
Reduce the heat to medium low (simmer) and add next eleven ingredients
Cover, and simmer for about 30 minutes
Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and corn chips if desired