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Chili for Beginners

Even if you have never cooked you can make a tasty bowl of chili. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Chili Recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 307kcal
Author Stephanie Manley


  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder (you can add additional up to 1 tablespoon)
  • 14.5 ounces canned diced tomatoes
  • 29 ounces canned beans beans (red kidney, pinto, or black beans) 2 cans
  • 1 cup tomato juice if desired (V8 is a great substitute)


  • Brown the ground beef and chopped onions in a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Season ground beef with salt and black pepper as it is browning. Drain beef when browned. In a medium sized pot add tomatoes, beans, juice, and chili powder. Add cooked ground beef and stir to combine. Simmer for approximately 1 hour before serving.


Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 730mg | Potassium: 752mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 11.8mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 4.3mg
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