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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 307 kcal
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)


  1. 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.
Nutrition Facts
Chili for Beginners
Amount Per Serving
Calories 307 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 730mg 30%
Potassium 752mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 3g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 15.8%
Vitamin C 14.3%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 23.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.