Easy Chili

Total Time

Prep:10 min. Cook: 40 min.


6 servings (2 quarts)

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
This easy chili recipe is handy when you want a fast, filling meal. —Betty-Jean Molyneux, Geneva, Ohio


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Optional: Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and chopped green onions


  1. In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Stir in the next 7 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Top with shredded cheese, sour cream and green onions if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 308 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 908mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 10g fiber), 24g protein.